Code Jumper: Computer Programming for Everyone

Code Jumper is a tool to make computer programming accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired.

Code Jumper is designed to promote an understanding of basic coding and computer science with students who are blind or visually impaired.  Developed by Microsoft® and distributed by American Printing House for the Blind (APH), this educational toy bridges the skills gap and opens up the world of coding to every student.

According to APH, Code Jumper helps to jump start students’ interest in computer science.
  • Code Jumper makes coding immediately accessible for kids who are blind or visually impaired, and who also have no prior computing experience.
  • Code Jumper is an intuitive system designed to be inclusive, enabling all students to work together and build confidence through socialization, cooperation, critical thinking, and hands-on learning.
  • Brightly colored plastic pods with oversized buttons and knobs are connected by “jumper cables” (thick cords) to physically create computer code that can tell stories, make music, and even crack jokes.
  • Code Jumper teaches underlying skills that can empower the next generation to pursue meaningful careers in computer science.• Any teacher can facilitate Code Jumper lesson plans without prior computer science experience! A full library of curricula for coding, including teacher guidance and student activities, is also included.



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