Digital Smarts - Coding for the Visually Impaired

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Microsoft is working to adapt a coding program for students ages 7 to 11 to include those with visual disabilities . Project Torino aims to allow those children to work alongside their peers by using beads that snap together, similar to the way programming language is put together.  Researchers hope that programs like this will help bridge the “digital skills gap” and allow advanced students to gain the foundational computing concepts that will help them learn mainstream programming skills.