Coding is inherently accessible. Coding is fun, challenging, and is accessible across platforms and skill levels. Technology will become even more integral to future job opportunities and development. The National Coding Symposium aims to help inspire middle, high school, and college-age students to become future leaders in careers inclusive of and related to programming and software development.
Through a series of inspirational speakers, panel discussions, presentations, and question and answer sessions, attendees will learn about the various pathways to careers in and/or related to coding.
• Students will be motivated and encouraged to either consider the possibility of a career in programming or one where knowledge of code can open the doors to all sorts of related job opportunities.
• Teachers of students with visual impairments and assistive technology specialists who would like to integrate coding into their lesson plans and curricula will learn about information, resources, and pathways to overcoming inaccessible learning platforms and confusing coding lessons.
• Parents will discover information about how to support and encourage a child with an interest in coding.
• Professionals in the field of blindness will have the opportunity to hear from leaders in the field of coding and apply that knowledge in their own areas of expertise.
Join leaders in the field from LinkedIn, JAWS, Seeing AI, Vispero, Desmos, NYPL, Amazon, Yahoo Inc., Tetralogical, APH, and many more as they discuss and provide their personal experiences, journeys, and expertise illustrating just how successful visually impaired coders truly are.