June 19, 2017
What if Playing Games Could Teach Blind Students to Code?
If: (Second grade Kedar Narayan sets his mind to something) Then: (There’s nothing he can’t achieve).
That’s what Kedar showed to the world when he unveiled his STORIBOT – the ultimate solution to engaging coding education with accessibility in mind.
Kedar first described the idea for STORIBOT when his Mom took away his Wii – without the steady stream of virtual entertainment, Kedar’s mother suggested he make his own video game. So that’s what Kedar decided to do.
But fun wasn’t enough for Kedar; he wanted his game to be educational, an instructional but engaging means of teaching coding. What’s more, he wanted it to be a game his blind friends could enjoy as well.
And that’s how Kedar – or Super Code Man, as he introduces himself – came up with the idea for STORIBOT, the 3D coding board game.
Kedar’s STORIBOT uses a steel frame, magnets, and elevated stickers to bring to life his idea, providing a unique and compelling means of young students – including those with visual impairment – of learning the fundamental “building blocks” of coding. Listen here as Super Code Man introduces his Super Cool invention!
Kedar In The News
Kedar’s enthusiasm, inventiveness, and compassion for his friends earned has earned him quite a bit of national recognition – just see here as he describes the STORIBOT to the team at WUSA9!
CA Technologies Presents Education Award
CA Technologies, a globally recognized software company and earnest supporter of youth invention and innovation, awarded Kedar for his inventiveness with the Education Award, which is presented to the student inventor who has either invented or leveraged technology, systems, tools, or hardware to advance or improve educational applications. More on CA Technologies in the community can be found at https://www.ca.com/us/company/csr.html.