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.
A Hero’s Call version 1.0 will cost $19.99 and is an AUDIO ONLY release. The game will feature no visuals but will be completely playable only from using sound. To achieve this, the game uses the following types of audio for navigation and exploration:
Some of the hottest toys this year may not be the best gift for your child. About a quarter of a million children are seen in hospital emergency departments in the U.S. each year due to toy-related injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Nearly half of those injuries were to the head and face, including the eyes. And about 35 percent of toy-related injuries are sustained by children under age 5. That’s why the American Academy of Ophthalmology wants to remind parents and grandparents to take care when choosing gifts for children. Common toy-related eye injuries range from a minor scratch to the front surface of the eye (corneal abrasion) to serious, sight-threatening injuries such as traumatic cataract, bleeding inside the eye, retinal detachment, and even permanent vision loss.
The developer of over 80 Blindfold Games, was recently contacted by an Apple representative giving the game maker some great news. Marty Schultz received a call from Apple and according to Schultz, Apple said the review team had a chance to look at the Blindfold Games again, and understood why they are separate apps, and that the games can continue. Apple mentioned the games address a need that’s not normally considered by most app designers, and acknowledged how the games are focused on the needs of the visually impaired community.
The developer of BlindFold Games appears to be calling it quits after talking to an Apple representative. According to the developer Marty Schultz, Apple’s decision is that unless he merges the 80 Blindfold Games into a handful of apps, they will no longer allow new games or updates to be released.
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Even though the Forza Motorsport games have deep roots in simulation, its fanbase includes more than just die-hard racing fans. Players of different ages, skill levels, and abilities participate in its many virtual races. With the release of Forza Motorsport 7, Ryan Cooper, the executive producer at Turn 10 Studios, told Tom’s Hardware that it will include some new features to ensure that these players can enjoy all that the game has to offer.
When he talks about his latest video game, Toronto-based Jason Canam is most proud about his game’s accessibility options.
In this weeks Cool Picks, James, Jessica, and Nelson bring us some of the top technology from the AT world.