Maze Day 2008

| tags: blind, enabling technology

Maze Day is for visually impaired and blind students in grades K-12, their parents and teachers. Your students will enjoy fun and educational computer applications developed especially for them. UNC students will learn how well their accessible applications work with real users. And everyone will have a good time!

This year, in addition to many of the old favorites, we expect to have many amazing new activities, including:

  • Composing music on the DDR pad.
  • Two player Simon combined with an upper body workout.
  • Guitar Hero made accessible.
  • Life size and computer mazes.
  • Carolina Rocker: A rocking-horse (or therapy ball) game that combines exercise and acoustic localization.
  • Carolina Beat: An accessible version of Dance Dance Revolution for a good exercise workout to music.
  • Virtual Beep Ball.
  • Sweet Beat: an edible drum sequencer.
  • A new kind of Braille display.
  • SamiSays: a program for recording stories with sound effects.
  • And there's always a little bit more... but you'll have to attend to see what that is.

Lunch will be provided. Free!

Registration is closed.

Date: Wednesday April 30, 2008 Time: 9am until 2pm Location: Sitterson Hall on the UNC Chapel Hill campus (click here for directions)

Also, please complete the following forms and bring them with you:

  • Photo Consent - We will only include your children in photographs of the event with your permission. We also have the photo consent form in Spanish.
  • Experiment Consent - High school and middle school Maze day participants are invited to participate in a fun research study during Maze Day. This study is part of an activity called Metric Olympics where you will estimate the sizes of different things. Not only will you win prizes, but you will help researchers understand how students learn about size and estimation. Interested participants should read and sign the consent letter. Join us in having fun while helping out researchers.