Sounds Like Fun

The Situation

In most NC public schools the kids go to the computer lab at least once per week. The sighted kids use interactive story books (click on the picture, something interesting happens), 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.

That’s Where We Come In

We will be creating a game intended for blind kids. Using spatial sound, kids will be able to play the game to its full extent without the need for any visuals.