Blind programmer in S China writes code with his ear and heart

How can a blind person write code? Cai Yongbin, a visually disabled programmer from Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong province, uses keyboard and headphone to complete his job. Every time he writes 100 lines of code, he memorizes 10,000 characters.   Cai joined the Information Accessibility Research Association (IARA) in 2014. This non-governmental organization has been working with Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent and other top Internet firms to push forward the transformation of Internet-related products for the disabled, especially the visually impaired users. The products involved in the transformation include Tmall, Shoutao and DingTalk.   According to Cai, blind programmers could find the “Accessible Bug” that sighted people won’t find. These bugs usually affect the visually impaired us

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