Accessibility, making and tactile robotics: Facilitating collaborative learning and computational thinking for learners with visual impairments

Jooyoung Seo, Gabriela T. Richard

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Abstract

This poster focuses on accessibility concerns that learners with visual impairments (LVIs) face in making environments, particularly with contemporary toolkits. This exploratory study was conducted over a three-day summer making workshop with visually impaired high school students to explore some major challenges and potentials of tangible making and robotics platforms, utilizing KIBO as a model. We explored how a tangible coding platform (KIBO) and accessible design modifications affected individual and collaborative group interaction and cognition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1755-1756
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS
Volume3
Issue number2018-June
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2018: Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 23 2018Jun 27 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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