Apple’s expands their ‘Everyone Can Code’ initiative


Back in January 2018, we reported that Apple’s Everyone Can Code initiative had been adopted in 70 colleges and universities across Europe. Apple is now expanding the programme to schools serving deaf, blind, or visually impaired students.

Apple announced the expansion in a blog post on Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Apple introduces young students to coding using the Swift Playgrounds iPad app and initially, 8 schools are involved in the accessibility push.

Apple CEO, Tim Cook, commented:

“Apple’s mission is to make products as accessible as possible…We created Everyone Can Code because we believe all students deserve an opportunity to learn the language of technology. We hope to bring Everyone Can Code to even more schools around the world serving students with disabilities.”

The initiative includes the following schools:

  • California School for the Blind (Fremont, CA)
  • California School for the Deaf (Fremont, CA)
  • District 75/Citywide Programs (New York, NY)
  • Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (St. Augustine, FL)
  • Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Winnetka, IL)
  • Perkins School for the Blind (Watertown, MA)
  • Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Austin, TX)
  • Texas School for the Deaf (Austin, TX)

Apple also announced that throughout May, all of their retail stores will be hosting accessibility related sessions for customers. They also held events at several of their corporate locations.

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