Hosted by APH ConnectCenter and the California School for the Blind, the free virtual National Coding Symposium will demonstrate how the world of coding, programming, and related careers are available and accessible to students who are blind and visually impaired.
Through a series of inspirational speakers, panel discussions, presentations, and question and answer sessions, attendees will learn about the various pathways to careers in and/or related to coding.
- Students will be motivated and encouraged to either consider the possibility of a career in programming or one where knowledge of code can open the doors to all sorts of related job opportunities.
- Teachers of students with visual impairments and assistive technology specialists who would like to integrate coding into their lesson plans and curricula will learn about information, resources, and pathways to overcoming inaccessible learning platforms and confusing coding lessons.
- Parents will discover information about how to support and encourage a child with an interest in coding.
- Professionals in the field of blindness will have the opportunity to hear from colleagues and leaders in the field of coding and apply that knowledge in their own areas of expertise.
When: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 through Friday, May 14, 2021
Who: Middle school, high school, and college-age students who are interested in coding and/or careers in programming, TVIs, AT specialists, family members
Registration, Agenda, speaker information and more: 2021 National Coding Symposium Registration
Interested in coding as a career? Scholarship opportunities will be awarded on the last day of the symposium!