The Micro:bit Educational Foundation is committed to supporting all children to create their best digital future

  • As a teacher or student, you should be able to navigate most of our digital products and services (including, our code editors, and our technical support) using alternative access methods, such as using a screenreader, speech recognition software, or only a keyboard.
  • We acknowledge there is always more work to be done. We are actively reviewing our digital products to identify and remove any barriers.
  • We are actively working with end users to identify and promote best practices in the classroom involving students with varied access needs, including best practices to broaden access to our physical micro:bit device.

Microsoft MakeCode

Microsoft is responsible for the MakeCode editor and has published the following documentation on accessibility here -

micro:bit Technical Support Desk

Please contact us, via the support desk, with any feedback or feature requests, or with any technical issues.

If you would like more information on how to raise a ticket see log a ticket.

Accessibility in action

Here is an example of a project created for visually impaired children and the micro:bit

Teen uses micro:bit and braille to allow visually impaired people to share text messages

If you have more projects that you would like to share with us, please send them to us, via the support desk (link above).