Micro:bit Editor v0.13.20*
Posted on September 8th, 2017
Today, the Microsoft MakeCode team is pleased to announce accessibility support for the micro:bit editor. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). In the United States, 13% of all public school students receive special education services. Additionally, in the UK, 18% of students have special education needs according to the Department for Education. We’re committed to ensuring that Microsoft MakeCode is designed for for all students, and today is a first step in that journey.
Some of the accessibility features we have released today include:
Students can use the Tab key to navigate through menus and controls on the page.
High contrast mode helps low-vision students locate and distinguish between the different visual elements in the MakeCode editor.
For a full set of editor accessibility features, please see our Accessibility features page