Filipa Rocha @ 90 Segundos de Ciência

Date: 15/05/2024

Filipa Rocha, LASIGE’s PhD Student, was the guest on the 90 Segundos de Ciência podcast on May 2, 2024, talking about activities that she is developing that can help visually impaired children to code programming using a robot.

Filipa has developed a system that uses tangible blocks to promote inclusive digital learning for visually impaired children, thus teaching digital literacy and eliminating educational barriers through a system that is more physical than visual so that they can have the same opportunity and accessibility to education.

This work already earned a nomination as a finalist, 2nd prize, for the 2023 edition of the Young Inventors Award and won the “Digital Transition” category of the Born from Knowledge (BfK) Ideas competition run by the National Innovation Agency (ANI).

The podcast is available: here.