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Agent-based Programming Interfaces for Children

Tina Quach 

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A conversational, voice-based interface for creating and playing Scratch projects makes Scratch accessible to children regardless of visual ability. Just as Scratch’s visual language lowers the barrier to entry for sighted children, the conversational interface lowers the barrier for children with visual impairments. The screenless interface is inspired by voice assistants and demonstrates the potential for programming through conversation.

A conversational, voice-based interface for creating and playing Scratch projects makes Scratch accessible to children regardless of visual ability. Just as Scratch’s visual language lowers the barrier to entry for sighted children, the conversational interface lowers the barrier for children with visual impairments. The screenless interface is inspired by voice assistants and demonstrates the potential for programming through conversation.