Promoting Computational Thinking Skills for Blind and Visually Impaired Teens Through Accessible Library Makerspaces

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  • JooYoung Seo
  • Kyungwon Koh

Library makerspaces offer community members the opportunity to tinker, design, experiment, and create with a range of technology in an informal learning space. However, because current makerspaces and maker tools are highly vision oriented, blind and visually impaired (BVI) people have limited access to these learning opportunities. This project (IMLS grant LG-252360-OLS-22) seeks to address this problem by creating accessible maker programs for BVI learners and developing training materials on accessible making for librarians and maker professionals. Read more.

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Funding Agencies

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2022 – $498,638.00