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With Code Can Bridge, One High Schooler Wants To Bring Computer Science To Coders Of All Abilities
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Steven covers accessibility and assistive technology.
Feb 13, 2023,12:24pm EST|
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Code Can Bridge exists to help teach students with intellectual disabilities how to code.
Code Can Bridge
For 18-year-old Mohammad Shirmohammadi, accessibility cuts both ways.
A senior at Arcadia High School in Southern California near Pasadena, “Mo,” as he’s known to family and friends, is the founder and leader of a 501c3 non-profit organization called Code Can Bridge. Founded last summer, the project provides free computer programming workshops to students with intellectual disabilities. Code Can Bridge describes itself on its website as “the youth fighting to provide students with learning disabilities equal access to computer science education.”
Code Can Bridge has a video on YouTube introducing themselves. On its website, the group states their mission is to “bridge the digital divide and income inequality prevalent in today’s society… [by giving] students with learning disabilities equal opportunity in computer science education, empowering them with [...]
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