I received a call from Adam on Friday night, and he said the review team had a chance to look at the Blindfold Games again, and understood why they are separate apps, and that the games can continue. He mentioned games address a need that’s not normally considered by most app designers, and acknowledged how the games are focused on the needs of the visually impaired community. Continue reading Blindfold Games: The games are back!
New Rule by Apple threatens any new Blindfold games!
Blindfold Games have been building audio games for visually impaired kids, teens and adults. Since 2013 and have created many games that are enjoyed by thousands of blind people.
Apple has just introduced a new rule that threatens anymore being made.
The eye wear technology company, eSight, has launched the third generation of its hands-free glasses that provide instant sight and mobility for those with impaired vision. According to Jeff Fenton, director of outreach and communications for the company, the eSight 3 model delivers a sleeker, smaller and more affordable option.
image above: woman in the auditorium wearing smart glasses and man holding controller ©TechRadar
Smart glasses are being tried out by the National Theatre in an attempt to make performances accessible to the hearing and visually impaired. Its team are also working on a “piece of kit” that will deliver seamless audio-descriptions of events on stage for visually-impaired audience members. Continue reading Smart glasses in National Theatre