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Re: Accessible Blockly Demo

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From: Ryan E. Benson
Date: Jul 31, 2016 3:19PM


Why was it only made accessible to people who use screen readers? Don't you
think that is a narrow approach? People who have physical disabilities, but
aren't blind or visually impaired cannot do actions like drag and drop. If
the "accessible version" provides hooks if you leverage screen readers, how
accessible is it really?

Ryan E. Benson

On Jul 31, 2016 16:42, "Kevin Chao" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

Accessible Blockly soft-launched @ July 1 @ 5 PM.


- URL: https://accessible-blockly.appspot.com/demos/accessible/index.html
- This is delivering on Google Research - Making BLockly Universally
Accessible
<
https://research.googleblog.com/2014/04/making-blockly-universally-accessible.html
>


BLockly is a visual programming language, which involves dragging &
dropping blocks, and connecting them to perform functions. By it
being block-based, it opens up learning how to code, and programming to a
wider audience, so kid's and new programmers/coders don't have to be
concerned with the syntax, formatting, and symbols. Accessible BLockly was
designed for people who are visually impaired, as it's built for keyboard
and screen reader users.