Code Jumper is a physical programming language that is designed to be inclusive of children who are blind or low vision. This project was initiated by Microsoft but the research and technology has since been transferred to the American Printing House (APH) for the Blind. Code Jumper provides an opportunity for children of ages 7 to 11 to be introduced to coding.
This is of particular interest to me as APH plans to make Code Jumper available in Australia, Canada, India, the UK and the US this year (2019), and to distribute it worldwide over the next five years. This is a form of digital technology that is ready to be introduced into the market and it will contribute to a greater inclusivity of all children. Code Jumper will allow all children to develop computational thinking – they learn how to solve a problem by thinking algorithmically.