Images for an unannounced Xbox controller have leaked online. The controller is designed for people with accessibility needs and was likely going to get a big reveal at next month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.
Soulbound is an audio game created by Cloverbit and designed primarily for a visually impaired and blind audience.
An independent game label called Surprise Attack, based out of Australia, has released a new trailer and details for Blind, releasing later this year for PlayStation VR and various other platforms.
FIFA 18 has been out since September 2017, but a few weeks back, as part of a patch, EA added an impressive suit of new accessibility options. These aren’t minor tweaks, either; these are deep dives into the way FIFA 18 controls, from in-game to menus, to give those with disabilities options.
At a Game Developers Conference Presentation this week, EA Sports Accessibility Lead Karen Stevens talked about how she discovered a significant existing base of blind players in EA’s games and how the company is moving to serve it.
There are racing games out there for the blind but Brian A. Smith feels that they are still not up to the mark and he created RAD, an audio-based interface that can be integrated into any racing game according to him.
“The RAD [racing auditory display] is the first system to make it possible for people who are blind to play a ‘real’ 3D racing game with full 3D graphics, realistic vehicle physics, complex racetracks, and a standard PlayStation 4 controller,” says Smith, a Computer Science PhD candidate at Columbia University.
With Six fun games, chat functionality, and 100% voiceover accessibility, Huboodle sets the standard for social gaming. Advance your level by playing any one of the five games and then share (or taunt) your results with friends using the in game chat!
Microsoft Researchers have developed a device that makes virtual spaces accessible to blind and visually impaired users. The VR technology has made huge strides to become more immersive than ever.
The NAU Institute for Human Development is home to two separate libraries that lend out various gadgets, toys, devices and even computer programs that allow students, teachers and families with disabilities the opportunity to try before they buy technology that can make their lives easier.