National Coding Symposium 2021

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Graphic: 2021 National Coding Symposium hosted by APH ConnectCenter and California School for the Blind

Hosted by APH ConnectCenter and the California School for the Blind, the free virtual National Coding Symposium will demonstrate how the world of coding, programming, and related careers are available and accessible to students who are blind and visually impaired.

Symposium Objectives

Through a series of inspirational speakers, panel discussions, presentations, and question and answer sessions, attendees will learn about the various pathways to careers in and/or related to coding.

  • Students will be motivated and encouraged to either consider the possibility of a career in programming or one where knowledge of code can open the doors to all sorts of related job opportunities.  
  • Teachers of students with visual impairments and assistive technology specialists who would like to integrate coding into their lesson plans and curricula will learn about information, resources, and pathways to overcoming inaccessible learning platforms and confusing coding lessons. 
  • Parents will discover information about how to support and encourage a child with an interest in coding.
  • Professionals in the field of blindness will have the opportunity to hear from colleagues and leaders in the field of coding and apply that knowledge in their own areas of expertise.


When: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 through Friday, May 14, 2021

Who: Middle school, high school, and college-age students who are interested in coding and/or careers in programming, TVIs, AT specialists, family members

Registration, Agenda, speaker information and more: 2021 National Coding Symposium Registration

Interested in coding as a career? Scholarship opportunities will be awarded on the last day of the symposium!



Posted by Diane BraunerApr 13, 2021

My understanding is that it will be recorded and available after the symposium!

Posted by Diane BraunerMay 10, 2021

Update about videos of the sessions:

The symposium sessions will be recorded and made available after at the APH YouTube channel {}. If you do not wish your child or student to be identified, please turn off the camera and do not supply a name in Zoom.