Evaluation of Low-threshold Programming Learning Environments for the Blind and Partially Sighted

Shirin Riazy, Sabrina Weller, Katharina Simbeck

Abstract

Approximately 1.3 billion people worldwide live with visual impairments and are therefore dependent on the use of aids. With regard to the acute shortage of skilled workers in the IT sector, the question arises as to the extent to which people with visual impairments can enter the IT professions. While web-based programming environments have been used to introduce children to programming, their accessibility for the blind and visually impaired is questionable. This report introduces 17 web-based programming learning environments and examines their usability for blind and visually impaired people. In total, none of the 17 graphical programming environments were suitable for the usage by blind and visually impaired people.

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Riazy S., Weller S. and Simbeck K. (2020). Evaluation of Low-threshold Programming Learning Environments for the Blind and Partially Sighted.In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-417-6, pages 366-373. DOI: 10.5220/0009448603660373


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu20,
author={Shirin Riazy and Sabrina Weller and Katharina Simbeck},
title={Evaluation of Low-threshold Programming Learning Environments for the Blind and Partially Sighted},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2020},
pages={366-373},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009448603660373},
isbn={978-989-758-417-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Evaluation of Low-threshold Programming Learning Environments for the Blind and Partially Sighted
SN - 978-989-758-417-6
AU - Riazy S.
AU - Weller S.
AU - Simbeck K.
PY - 2020
SP - 366
EP - 373
DO - 10.5220/0009448603660373