Nonvisual Visual Programming

Work in Progress
Clayton Lewis

Visual programming systems are widely used to introduce children and other learners to programming, but they cannot be used by blind people. Inspired by the ideas of blind computer scientist T.V.Raman, the Noodle system provides nonvisual access to a dataflow programming system, a popular model for visual programming systems. This paper describes the design and implementation of Noodle and some of its capabilities. The paper suggests that the same approach used to develop Noodle could be applied to increase the accessibility of other visual programming systems for learners with disabilities.

Type of Publication: Paper
Conference: PPIG 2014 - 25th Annual Workshop
Publication Year: 2014
Paper #: 17
TitleNonvisual Visual Programming
Publication TypePaper
AuthorsLewis, C
PPIG Workshop: 
2014-06-25th