Apple has partnered with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) in the U.K. to expand its Everyone Can Code curriculum to visually impaired students.
RNIB is supplying Braille versions of the Swift Playgrounds coding education app's graphics, which are used in the coding course. These correspond to the three-dimensional puzzles used to help teach programming basics, enabling vision-impaired learners to understand the puzzles and more easily resolve challenges using Swift.
Swift Playgrounds also supports the VoiceOver app to help students via audio cues, but Apple hopes the Braille guides can help more people understand programming.
RNIB's David Clarke said the partnership aims to help visually impaired students "to access the same resources and information as their sighted peers and...fulfill their potential in the digital age."
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