Apple has a history of developing devices and programs geared towards those with disabilities.
For example, many of the tech giant’s iOS devices include a wide range of accessibility-focused settings, including a digital magnifying glass, AssistiveTouch, dictation features and more.
It seems Apple is continuing that trend now but in a slightly different manner. In a press release, the company today announced their decision to team up with “leading educators” for deaf and blind communities throughout the US to bring “accessible coding” to their classrooms.
Apple is accomplishing this by expanding upon their existing free “Everyone Can Code” program, which was initially launched in May 2017 for students in kindergarten through college. The program aims to teach kids of all ages how to code and develop apps using Apple’s proprietary Swift programming language.