Microsoft is trying to teach blind children




Company seeks Microsoft to blind children programming education, and through the development of the project Turin the Project Torino , which is a system consists of a programmable large and colorful games called pods language, which can be used to make sounds, stories and poems necessary and songs to teach programming concepts for children with visual impairment.

This stems from the growing importance of learning computer science in professional life in this rapidly changing world, and the interest of the company’s technical that no one remains lagging behind due to the physical and mental challenges.

The idea of ​​the project focused on helping children aged seven years and a ten-year-old to be thinking arithmetic familiar to them, and to help teachers who do not have a scientific background in the field of computer science to guide the children in this direction.

Children can play through the games called pods, as well as the possibility to use the application utilities to convert the idea code that was created through the financial system to code written in a script that serve their projects by connecting the games together to build a program.

Microsoft said that it has worked to design a project in collaboration with the Turin nearly 12 young students in the United Kingdom, and used the reactions that have reached them to get the project to this stage.

He pointed Nicolas Villar, a senior researcher at the Cambridge Research Laboratory at the Microsoft “work of the team in the beginning to make all Pods games in white, but shared with children who suffer from limited vision that having more colors will help them, and although the trend is currently within the field of electronics is heading toward making the little things as much as possible, but that the children were more interactive with the project when the games become larger volumes. ”

The organizers hope the project to expand the idea later to enable more than 285 million people suffer from eye diseases all over the world to interact better with the programming and computer thinking arithmetic and science, and operate Microsoft Corp. with the Royal National Institute for the Blind in the United Kingdom to provide project Turin to 100 children within experimental test starting this fall.


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