Accessible Coding Workshop



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For students with complex challenges, learning to code can help develop expressive communication, literacy, sequencing, and metacognition—skills that are essential for learning as well as daily life and work.

Guided by UDL, Bridges' Accessible Coding workshop enables educators of students with complex learning needs to teach coding, Learning to Code, and harness adapted coding instruction, Coding to Learn.

We work with common coding robots and/or applications such as Cubetto, Botley, Wonder, Blockly, Scratch, Scratch Jr., Sphero etc. - to create adapted scaffolded coding lessons.

This is a full-day workshop , designed for up to 20 participants.

Includes a USB stick with materials and adaptation tools:

Participants leave with a full kit of scaffolded instructional materials and adapted student materials for the robot(s) they have in their classroom.

Note: Bridges has materials for popular applications and will consider creating materials for those not yet developed.


Topics covered:
  • Benefits of learning to code for students who learn differently.
  • UDL approach to planning, materials and instruction overcoming typical barriers in coding.
  • Instructional framework and classroom resources.


Top takeaways from this course:

  • How to evaluate coding applications based on student needs and interface design
  • How to plan and anchor activities to curricular goals
  • A framework for adapting and scaffolding instruction and materials
  • Tools to engage all students
  • Fostering social interaction and communication through small coding teams


Who should attend:

  • Classroom teachers
  • AT Specialists
  • Educational Assistants
  • Special needs consultants
  • Occupational therapists


Why choose Bridges?

For over two decades Bridges has trained on adapting teaching in schools with technology for students of all abilities. We’ve been recognized nationally and internationally presenting at conferences, publishing articles and consulting with developers and educators.

Bridges has presented on making coding accessible at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in Chicago in 2018 and was requested to submit a presentation for 2019.

Bridges has partnered with the Inclusive Design Research Centre at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, to make coding accessible.

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Most of our items are shipped by Canpar, which takes 3-5 business days to reach the customer. Where service is not available, or due to the special requirements of the product, we will also use UPS, Puralator or Canada Post. Please allow 10-15 days for order processing.

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How long does it take for me to receive my order?

Order processing time depends on availability of the product from the manufacturer, but typically products are shipped within 10-15 business days after the order is placed. See shipping options for the number of days it will take to reach you after it leaves our warehouse.

Do you ship internationally?

No, we currently sell our products and services only in Canada.

How can I track my order?

When the order is shipped out, you will receive an e-mail with a tracking number. If you do not receive this e-mail, please call 1-800-353-1107 (8:30am - 4:30pm EST) to receive your tracking number.




Do you offer a money back guarantee?

We offer a 21-day money-back guarantee unless otherwise noted. Products must be returned in a resalable condition as determined by Bridges. Returns are subject to a 20 percent restocking fee after 21-days. Many of our manufacturers offer additional limited warranties of longer durations on their products. Returns will no longer be accepted after a period of 90 days. Please call us at 1-800-353-1107 (8:30am - 4:30pm EST) or send an e-mail to for more information about manufacturer's warranties or returning your product.

Please note, customers cannot return software for a refund.  However, we do offer a store credit for the full amount if returned within 21 days. After 21 days a restocking fee may apply.

How do I return a product?

To return a product you need to get a Return Authorization (R.A.) number from us. Please call us at 1-800-353-1107 (8:30am - 4:30pm EST), e-mail us at or fax us at 905-542-7242 to get an R.A. number and further instructions. Please note, Bridges will not accept returns without an R.A. number. The customer is responsible for shipping costs of returned products.

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