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Bridges, IDRC at OCADU Awarded Federal Grant for Accessible Inclusive Coding

Bridges, IDRC at OCADU Awarded Federal Grant for Accessible Inclusive Coding 0

“Coding to Learn and Create,” a joint project of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) at OCAD University and Bridges Canada was awarded a grant of $1.7 million dollars. The Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, Carla Qualtrough, announced today, celebrating National Accessibility Week.
  • Bogdan Pospielovsky
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How and Why Accessible Coding for All Students

How and Why Accessible Coding for All Students 0

Coding is more and more a focus of many curriculum initiatives across Canada. Where team based problem solving, strategizing, logical thinking meets with technology, coding skills are essential in today’s world.

At ISTE 2018, Bridges’ Leanne Husk and Susie Blackstien-Adler presented on coding with special needs students.  Through coding students with physical and cognitive challenges can learn important life skills, and connect with the curriculum.  Bridges new Coding Kit and Accessible Coding Workshop makes teaching coding to students with challenges, easy.

Insights from ISTE 2017

Insights from ISTE 2017 0

This year’s ISTE conference marked a particularly big event for Bridges – our first ever ISTE poster presentation! As we mentioned in a previous blog post, we presented our Assistive Tech Camps. We were even featured in an ISTE article, which you can read here.
Cubetto Robot Kit Brings Coding to Students with Special Needs

Cubetto Robot Kit Brings Coding to Students with Special Needs 0

The Cubetto Robot kit's unique tactile interface and thoughtful design can bring the coding strand of STEM learning to students with cognitive, physical and sensory challenges.