Coding Symposium 3.0

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December 4-6, 2023

Times: To be announced.

Coding for ALL

The 2023 APH Coding Symposium will, again, be working with educational partners from around the country to feature accessible coding activities that will hopefully inspire you and can be replicated, whether before, after, or during our symposium by accessing our resources page.

The 2023 National Coding Symposium returns for its 3rd year with more opportunities to engage students and all level of coders! We have moved our event from spring to December to align with Computer Science Education Week, which is the largest learning event in history, aiming to get K-12 students interested in computer coding.

Who Should Attend?

Students in grades K-College will benefit from attending the Symposium. Different programming codes and products will be discussed as well as career opportunities in programming and related careers.  

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 activities, resources, tips, and pathways to overcoming inaccessible learning platforms and confusing coding lessons. ACVREP credits will be available for live sessions. You must attend the entire day.

Parents will discover information about how to support and encourage a child with an interest in coding.

What to Expect

Coding is fun, challenging, and accessible across platforms and skill levels. Through a series of inspirational speakers, panel discussions, presentations, and question and answer sessions, this Symposium will inspire elementary, middle, high school, and college-age students to become future leaders in careers inclusive of, and related to, programming and software development; and provide teachers the ideas, resources, and support they need to teach coding concepts with ease.

Some of the biggest names in the world of coding will be speaking and answering your questions. Join leaders in the field from Apple, Google, Vispero, Amazon, NV Access, Yahoo, HumanWare, Tetralogical, APH, and many more  as they discuss their career journeys and share their expertise.

The agenda includes keynote speakers, presentations, panels, and Q&A sessions. Be sure to check back often for updates to the 3-day schedule. Make your plans and register today!


Monday, December 4th: Day of Code (Hands-on Coding Activities for All)

Learn about efforts that APH, the Centers for Assistive Technology Training (CATT) and other educational institutions are doing to support students who are blind or low vision with learning coding. There will be content shared from some live events, including lesson plans and activities that you can use to springboard your students’ interest in coding.

Tuesday, December 5th: Coding Towards Careers (Student Inspiration)

Learning how to code is a pathway to many careers in all areas of technology. There is a growing need for coders of various abilities to support our growing need for digital access. Meet professionals doing this work and learn about the variety of career opportunities in the vast coding field.

Wednesday, December 6th: Supporting Coding Opportunities Throughout the Year

We know that coding is for ALL LEARNERS and it does NOT need to be taught in isolation and can easily be built into meaningful lesson to engage all levels of learners. Join in on the conversation about creative ways to build coding vocabulary and structures into a variety of subject matter beyond the scope of traditional computer science.

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