American Printing House for the Blind (APH) and California School for the Blind will present a National Coding Symposium Tuesday – Friday, May 11-14, 2021. The conference will be virtual and is free to all who attend.
The goal of the National Coding Symposium is to connect students, parents, and teachers with professionals in the coding industry to answer some of the questions students have about coding and coding careers such as: What do coders do? Is coding hard? How do you become a coder? What else can you do with coding knowledge?
Speakers, panel discussions, presentations, and question and answer sessions, are designed to help attendees learn about the various pathways to careers in and/or related to coding.
- Students will be encouraged to consider either 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.