People with disabilities in Cape Town will be able to access free training in coding, with the expected launch next month of a local coding academy.
The Hub Employment Ecosystems for People with Disabilities (HeePD), a commercial enterprise started in February, is working with partners to launch CoD – Ability Academy for People with Disabilities at the Open Design Festival between 13 and 25 August.
The academy for people with disabilities will offer training in HTML, Java and C+.
HeePD founder Riad Masoet, who has multiple sclerosis, told Ventureburn that HeePD will partner with various coding partners to establish the academy. Masoet did not want to say yet who these partners are.