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How to Make a Video Game for the Blind

How to Make a Video Game for the Blind

March 28, 2013

"You are equipped with a medical kit, a few grenades, a gun, a knife, your fists, and a computer to analyze your surroundings, and you must make your way through the many levels of the top secret military research base, and shut down the ill-fated experiment." This is how the Shades of Doom website describes the gamer's task. Oh, and there's one more thing: You are blind."

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How Video Games Assist the Visually Impaired - NBC News Technology

How Video Games Assist the Visually Impaired - NBC News Technology

March 12, 2011

"There are two things that make optometrist and neuroscientist Lotfi Merabet's new computer game unusual: The various rooms and corridors in the game exactly mirror a real place, and players aren't able to navigate by looking at graphics on-screen. Instead, players must rely entirely on different sounds that tell them where doors, walls, jewels and monsters lay in wait."

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