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[Parenting] Virginia, USA, provides coding lessons to teenagers with disabilities

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There is an academy that teaches program coding for students with disabilities.

In Virginia, USA, 24 high school students with disabilities were trained at Virginia Robotics and Cyber ​​Academy.

Virginia received $ 4.3 million in grants from the US Department of Education in 2015 to help disadvantaged people acquire skills and gain high-quality, high-quality jobs.

The training began on July 5 with a five-day course and was held at the Department of the Blind in Henry Co County.

Students use new coding techniques to program the robot and direct the robot to various activities.

Christopher Freeman, a graduate of Middlebrook High School in Chesterfield County, has programmed his robot to do the latest stand-up comedy.

Freeman had no experience learning basic Java coding until he entered the academy, but he learned step by step how to build a robot in the Academy. He is currently interested in information technology as well as animation.

Students have the opportunity to participate in the program based on their knowledge of mathematics and science. But there was no need to show talent in computer coding.

After the academy, students were allowed to take home their specially designed computers as well as their robots.

Students individually created and programmed 'Gobot'. Most of the robot's functions are sound-based, so students with disabilities could learn together at the programming stage.

Students can use voice software to listen to the computer and understand what is happening on the screen.

"We hope that young people with disabilities will be able to participate in the redesigned program by sending them to other camps across the country," said Raymond Hopkins, director of the Virginia Blind and Visually Impaired.

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