A Tangible Block Editor for the Scratch Programming Language

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We describe a tangible block editorfor the educational programming language Scratch thatallows blind and visually impaired (BVI) students to learn computer programming concepts alongside their sighted peers in mainstream classrooms. In this late breaking work, we provide adescription of the design that incorporates many of the key elements of the Scratch visual code editor that promote engagement and lower hurdles to programming. The environment allows a BVI student to work collaboratively with other BVI and sighted students, being accessible to all. Key elements of the design include: the use

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CHI 2021

Conference Location

Yokohama, Japan

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