The UCL Interaction centre has been in touch with VIEW asking us to share the following details about the research they are conducting into the development of an accessible tool to help children with different visual abilities (sighted, partially sighted and blind) to learn basics of computer programming. Please pass the information on to parents and schools.
They are currently looking to recruit a small group of children with different visual abilities to take part in a 2-hour session where, together with a peer of their choice, they will have the chance of interacting with the prototype and carry out some music-based programming activities.
Children with different visual abilities between the ages of 6 and 11 – children with any type of visual impairment are welcome to take part in our study. Unfortunately, at the moment we cannot include children who have learning disabilities (However, we are planning to do it in future rounds of development and testing).
UCL Interaction Centre (Bloomsbury, London).
1 x 2 hour session, between the 28th August and the 12th of September.
We will ask your child (and a friend of their choice) to complete some basic programming activities using a series of physical blocks that can be used to play different melodies.
If interested, contact us:
Giulia Barbareschi: (email)
(phone) +44 (0) 203108712
The project has received ethics approval from the UCL ethics