If you ever wanted to learn to code, but you use assistive technology, you are in luck.
Codecademy is a platform where you complete interactive activities and exercises to learn to code. All activities are text based, so this is amazing for those who may not be able to see video courses.
Codecademy didn’t used to be accessible, but they have taken amazing strides to be more inclusive for all which is amazing. In addition, staff are wanting to listen to the accessibility community.
Chapters are a new feature of Codecademy and they allow people to come together to learn, network, grow, and collaborate. These took off during the pandemic, and I love the idea of people meeting and collaborating on code.
Today, Myself, Michael Doise, and lauren Flener launched the first Codecademy chapter led by people with disabilities.
Even if you are not part of the accessibility community, you are welcome. We include everyone and want to be open to all.
Events will allow participants to get their coding questions answered and network with others.
We are going to have an event this Saturday from 2:00-4:00 eastern where we will be introducing the chapter and answering questions from participants.
To RSVP to the event, please follow this link.
If you are interested, or want more information, please visit the official Codecademy page. https://community.codecademy.com/accessible-coders/
finally, we have a discord server where you can join to be in the know about events. In addition, you may get help from others on problems you are facing.
To join, please use this link.