Monthly Archives: September 2019

AudioWizards Accessible Audio Game

AudioWizards - Accessible Audio Game

AudioWizards is a accessible audio game experience, full of arcade action and charm at your hands! Embark on an audio tactic journey to defend the world of Sondveiw. Master the sounds and defeat elemental imbued monster together with your mentor Saundaman.

“…there are not good enough words in a sufficient quantity that I could use to describe the amount of praise, excitement and delightment I’m feeling for Audio Wizards.” -A Beta Tester

Grab your headphones and immerse yourself in the Story Mode to uncover the mysteries behind the Distortions in 20 fully voice-acted story levels. Not down for a bedtime story? Challenge yourself and your listening skills in the Endless Mode to compete for the highest score and crown of the master wizard!

Available  on the Apple Store and now on play store on Android

TalkBack is not fully supported. Read notes underneath for more information.

FEATURES:

※HIGH QUALITY SOUND
Recognize everything that happens around you by the amazing sounds alone!
Listen to the sounds the Distortions make and counterattack them with a corresponding element!

※AS ACCESSIBLE AS THEY GET
Fully blind & visually impaired accessible with a screen reader support and intuitive navigation. AudioWizards supports screen reader features such as swipe navigation, containers and touch exploring.

※CARTOONY 3D GRAPHICS
Includes easily distinguishable cartoony graphics, rarity in audio games.
The audio is still the key!

※ACTION PACKED GAMEPLAY
Easy to learn, hard to master. AudioWizards is fast-paced, intense and challenging.
From the wishes of audio games community, prepare for the challenge!

※BREATHTAKING SOUNDTRACK
Music made in co-operation with the blind & visually impaired musicians.
We held a competition where blind & visually impaired community could submit their tracks. 8 winners were chosen from all over the world!

※CHARMING STORY MODE
Embark on a wacky journey with your tea-graving mentor Saundaman in 20 unique story levels to reveal the mystery behind the invasion.
Charming narration with stories about tea with a spice of humour!

※CHALLENGING ENDLESS MODE
Care for a challenge? Take your listening skills and reaction time to a test and compete for the highest score against the endless waves of enemies!​
Collect wizarding hats to expand your chances to survive or raise the stakes for that sweet high score!

Check how AudioWizards is played and how it implements accessibility in here: https://youtu.be/t0OwppLV0EQ

*NOTES*

TalkBack isn’t fully supported for the game. Having it enabled while playing the game may change how to the game uses accessibility features. It is advised to disable TalkBack features while playing AudioWizards. The game has its own accessibility features turned on automatically during start-up.

Available  on the Apple Store and now on play store on Android

 

Disabilty Games 17 May 2020

Rotary East London & Essex Disability Games  17 May 2020

Rotary East London & Essex Disability Games  17 May 2020

 After the success of last year’s games, we are delighted to announce The Rotary East London & Essex Disability Games being held for the 2nd year and enclose an entry form and flyer for the event.

It is free to all participants, and is for 18+ age group

 We do hope that you intend participating in this, our 2nd event  inspired by the Olympics and Paralympics in London which raised everyone’s awareness of sport and we look forward to hearing from you. The Event will conclude with the medal ceremony.

Event Details:

Date: 17 May 2020 Time:  registration 12.30 and 1pm.   Finish 5pm

Venue:  ONGAR LEISURE CENTRE,  THE GABLES, FYFIELD ROAD CM5 0GA

Entry Form: https://blindsport.uk/DisabilityGames2019

An Entry Form needs to be returned to us by 15th April 2020 

Contact: Hilary Wrightman / Sharon Nathanson Event Co-Ordinators
Tel: 07836 671582 or 0208 551 5634 or E Mail: hilary.wrightman@gmail.com or sharonnathanson@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

World Sight Day: 10 Oct Vision First

World Sight Day: 10 Oct - Vision First!

The Photo above is of Eye screening at a school by Naegeli Remo

World Sight Day: 10 Oct – Vision First

When was the last time you got an eye exam? Your family, friends and colleagues? This World Sight Day, let’s pledge to take an eye exam—and encourage others to do the same!

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness co-ordinated by IAPB to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

It is held on the second Thursday of October. IAPB encourages our members and partners to continue using the WHO Global Action Plan’s rolling theme: Universal Eye HealthThis year, the call to action for World Sight Day is:  Vision First!

Website Link: https://www.iapb.org/wsd19

World Sight Day—the most important advocacy and communications day in the eye health calendar—is on 10 October 2019. When was the last time you got an eye exam? Your family, friends and colleagues? This World Sight Day, let’s pledge to take an eye exam—and encourage others to do the same!

We have the data and evidence. We also have projections into the future–an ageing world population, myopia and diabetic retinopathy are set to increase vision impairment in the coming decades.

Cataract, refractive errors, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, AMD, ROP—eye care issues impact every age group and their well-being. What’s the first thing you can do? Plan for an eye examination. Look around in your family, especially for those who are vulnerable: young, school-going childrenthe elderlythose with diabetes.

Download the WSD18 Activities Report to see how the world marked World Sight Day in 2018!

World Sight Day 2019 will be on 10 October 2019. This year’s call to action:

Vision First!

More than a billion people cannot see well, because they don’t have access to glasses. Over 3 out of 4 of the world’s vision impaired are avoidably so. What can be done to arrest this unconscionable fact? First, arm yourself with your country’s prevalence data and Eye Health system information–the number of trained eye health personnel, your country’s plans to tackle blindness.

This World Sight Day, let’s find the solutions to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to sight. Let’s pledge to make Vision First!

 

The Sunu Band, so near sonar

The Sunu Band review by Chris Jenkins

The Sunu Band, so near sonar

Unsightly Drag – 18 October!

Unsightly Drag - Bloomsbury Festival - 18 Oct 2019

Unsightly Drag

BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL

Quiplash and Extant theatre present… Unsightly Drag! Come watch blind and visually impaired people from across the LGBTQIA spectrum take small steps and giant leaps into gender-bending fabulousness. We’ll give you King’s, Queens, and drag that defies definition all in one beautifully accessible performance. This show will be one small step for quips (queer crips) and one giant leap for queer kind!

A cabaret with a difference, Unsightly Drag is presented by collaborating partners Extant, the UK’s leading visually impaired theatre company, and Quiplash, a new queer crip (quip) led creative company supporting and taking up space for quip artists and audiences.

Event Details:
Date: 18th October 2019  Time: 7. 30 pm
Venue:Chapel Playhouse, Bread & Roses @ The Chapel, 308-312 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8DP
Tickets: £8;  £6 concessions  Age: 16+

Please see below a link to book tickets:
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/event-ticketing/booking?ev=18289

UCL Event Ticketing
15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH

020 3108 1000 (Mon-Fri, 12 noon-6pm)