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Re: Accessible Blockly Demo

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From: Marc Solomon
Date: Jul 31, 2016 4:18PM


Did you try checking out the demo that Kevin shared? From what I have seen, this accessible version of Blockly was designed to be operable via the keyboard instead of requiring mouse driven drag and drop.
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Marc

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On July 31, 2016 5:20:36 PM "Ryan E. Benson" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> 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.
> > > > > > > >