Blindstation: A Game Platform Adapted to Visually Impaired ChildrenBy Sable, Sebastian; Archambault, Dominique; Assistive Technology - Shaping the Future: AAATE 2003 Conference Proceedings, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 232-236
Publication Date: 2003
Article describes the Blindstation, which was developed by the Tactile Interactive Multimedia (TiM) project. The project aims to offer multimedia computer games to young children who are blind or have low vision by adapting games their specific needs by employing tactile boards, Braille displays, and speech synthesizers. The first version of Blindstation features several games appropriate for children, including: (1) Reader Rabbit’s Toddler, which is an adaptation of a mainstream discovery game designed for very young children that features small puzzles based upon sound and tactile recognition, (2) MudSplat, which is an arcade-style game that employs sound and navigation systems in which the player defeats mud-throwing monsters, (3) Tim’s Journey, which uses a surround sound environment to help the player solve a quest, (4) X-Tune, which is a music construction game with the appropriate sound environment, and (5) Magic Dictation, which is an educational game for learning and practicing reading, writing, and Braille skills.
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Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )