The project that I will be working on this summer, entitled Project ACE
(Accessible Computing Education), involves six students and two mentors
working with Lego Mindstorms to boost the interest of computing in
visually impaired students. We will be developing several challenges
with the Mindstorm robots to have visually impaired students from
grades 7 to 12 to complete during a workshop this summer. The
challenges involve various tasks for variously designed robots to
complete, whether it be following a line, or catapaulting a ball across
a room. More details will be provided later.
Overall summer goals are:
1. To have 5-6 full sets of challenges, some of which are
new and some are to complete ones started in the Spring.
2. To have a deeper understanding of the Lego Mindstorms
sensors and other relevant technology
3. To expand/redesign the project website so that it is
accessible, easily maintainable and modifiable, usable (and supports
various media) and is secure.