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Apple is bringing accessible coding to schools for blind, deaf

"Apple's mission is to make products as accessible as possible," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO.  

Reported by: IANS, New Delhi [ Published on: May 18, 2018 12:35 IST ]

Apple is bringing accessible coding to schools for blind, deaf

With an aim to offer students with disabilities an opportunity to learn the language of technology, Apple is bringing an accessible coding programme to schools serving the blind and deaf communities, first to the US and then to more schools around the world.

Beginning this autumn, US schools supporting students with vision, hearing or other assistive needs will start teaching the "Everyone Can Code" curricula for Swift -- Apple's intuitive programming language, the Cupertino, California-headquartered tech giant said in a statement on Thursday.

"Apple's mission is to make products as accessible as possible," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO.

"We created Everyone Can Code because we believe all students deserve an opportunity to learn the language of technology," Cook said.

"We hope to bring Everyone Can Code to even more schools around the world serving students with disabilities," he added.

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