|In most NC public schools
the kids go to computer lab at least once per week. The sighted kids
use interactive story books, ordinary games, and math tutor
programs. The blind kids have NOTHING to do!
Some blind kids play "Grand Theft Auto" using only sound and the
rumble pad. Think about how frustrating that must be! But they are
eager to play so they suffer through it. There aren't many
after-school activities available for blind kids so they play games
intended for sighted kids by trial and error.
The goal of the blind games project is to use commodity PC (or
Apple) hardware, spatial sound, and force-feedback devices to make a
game that is fun and educational.
Client: Gary Bishop
Professor: Kye Hedlund