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Are you 7 to 18 years old? – Do you want to help make Minecraft accessible? – 25 Aug 2016!

Venue:
21 Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2FB
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
01908 240831
Date:
25th August 2016
Cost:
The day is free but participants are responsible for their own travel plans and costs.


We have a fantastic workshop opportunity to share with you/your children. Girls and boys, children and teens are encouraged to apply.

  • Do you want to help Microsoft Research engineers make Minecraft accessible?
  • Can you help them imagine a character you’d take on a Minecraft treasure hunt?
  • Or, are you an expert VI gamer that knows what a game should feel like?

Join Microsoft Research for a series of design activities in which you will work with craft materials, electronics, and code to image a guide creature to help accompany other VI kids through Minecraft.

The workshops will take place at Microsoft’s offices in Cambridge (21 Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2FB). The day is free but participants are responsible for their own travel plans and costs.

The Two dates are Friday 22nd July and Thursday 25th August and they are looking for participants from a range of ages from 7 to 18 years.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
Just your imagination!

If you are interested, please contact activities@victa.org.uk and we will put you in touch for further information.

T: 01908 240831
E: activities@victa.org.uk
www.victa.org.uk

 

 

Are you 7 to 18 years old? – Do you want to help make Minecraft accessible? – 22 July 2016

Venue:
21 Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2FB
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
01908 240831
Date:
22nd July 2016
Cost:
The day is free but participants are responsible for their own travel plans and costs.


We have a fantastic workshop opportunity to share with you/your children. Girls and boys, children and teens are encouraged to apply.

  • Do you want to help Microsoft Research engineers make Minecraft accessible?
  • Can you help them imagine a character you’d take on a Minecraft treasure hunt?
  • Or, are you an expert VI gamer that knows what a game should feel like?

Join Microsoft Research for a series of design activities in which you will work with craft materials, electronics, and code to image a guide creature to help accompany other VI kids through Minecraft.

The workshops will take place at Microsoft’s offices in Cambridge (21 Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2FB). The day is free but participants are responsible for their own travel plans and costs.

The two dates are Friday 22nd July and Thursday 25th August and they are looking for participants from a range of ages from 7 to 18 years.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
Just your imagination!

If you are interested, please contact activities@victa.org.uk and we will put you in touch for further information.

T: 01908 240831
E: activities@victa.org.uk
www.victa.org.uk

 

 

Are you 7 to 18 years old? – Do you want to help Microsoft Research engineers make Minecraft accessible?

We have a fantastic workshop opportunity to share with you/your children. Girls and boys, children and teens are encouraged to apply.

  • Do you want to help Microsoft Research engineers make Minecraft accessible?
  • Can you help them imagine a character you’d take on a Minecraft treasure hunt?
  • Or, are you an expert VI gamer that knows what a game should feel like?

Join Microsoft Research for a series of design activities in which you will work with craft materials, electronics, and code to image a guide creature to help accompany other VI kids through Minecraft.

The workshops will take place at Microsoft’s offices in Cambridge (21 Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2FB). The day is free but participants are responsible for their own travel plans and costs.

The two dates are Friday 22nd July and Thursday 25th August and they are looking for participants from a range of ages from 7 to 18 years.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
Just your imagination!

If you are interested, please contact activities@victa.org.uk and we will put you in touch for further information.

T: 01908 240831
E: activities@victa.org.uk
www.victa.org.uk

 

 

Blindfold Games – Audio games for vision Impaired kids, teens and adults.

Blindfold Games - audio games for vision impaired kids, teens and adults

At Blindfold Games, we’re building audio games for visually impaired kids, teens and adults. Since 2013, we’ve created over two dozen games that are enjoyed by thousands of blind people.

Blindfold Games blog follows how the games are created, why we pick certain games to build, and offers insight for both blind and sighted people into how the games are enjoyed.

link to Apple Itunes store: http://apple.co/1RZdVkx

Recently, I received the following email:

I spend hours playing blindfold solitaire, and have purchased all of the solitaire packs. The in-app purchases are well worth it. Each time I buy a new pack, I spend hours learning it till I can beat it. I also love Blindfold Dominoes, Blindfold Spades, and one of the newer games, Blindfold Roulette. I thoroughly enjoy Blindfold Racer. I often played the Blindfold Games before bed, when I first wake up to help me wake up, and through my lunch hour at work. I have tried Blindfold Hopper, and Blindfold Pong, but I admit I’m not much good at them.

I hope that you will continue to make the games. I enjoy all of them and will continue to support the Blindfold series. Thank all of you who make the Blindfold Games possible. J.N., Arizona State University

Thanks for following our blog. To check out the games, visit BlindfoldGames.org

Tech News: Toyota’s wearable for the blind sees the world through cameras

Project Blaid -Toyota's wearable for the blind sees the world through cameras

The company is developing assistive technology under ‘Project BLAID.’

Original Article by Jamie Rigg on www.engadget.com

Scientists are slowly making headway in the treatment of visual impairments, but in the meantime, technology promises to help the blind and partially sighted gain greater independence. Joining the ranks of Microsoft and many others, Toyota has revealed that it, too, is working on a device to give blind folks a better understanding of the world around them. As part of Toyota’s “Project BLAID,” the company is developing a shoulder-worn wearable with cameras that can detect stairs, doors, restroom signs and other common features of indoor spaces.

YouTube Video Below on the shoulder worn Wearable.

The device will be controlled by voice commands, and relays information back to the wearer via audio and haptic cues. In addition to helping blind and partially sighted people find their way around buildings more easily (and without the need for strategically placed beacons), Toyota plans to expand the feature set with “mapping, objection identification and facial recognition technologies” in due course. Project BLAID is still in the early stages at this point, but the company promises the first devices will start beta testing in the near future.