Category Archives: Recreation and Leisure

How a blind man plays mainstream video games and the future of accessibility in games – Technology & Science – CBC News

iSpeech EA tapping into accessibility gamers Electronic Arts, one of the world’s largest gaming companies, is working on incorporating accessible features in its games. This would help the roughly half a million Canadians and 25 million Americans who have significant vision … Continue reading

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LDK Adapted Toys LLC

http://www.ispeech.org I can still remember the frustration and depression I felt before each holiday:   my son Luke’s first Christmas, first birthday, first Easter, and so on. He already had so many toys that he couldn’t play with, just sitting on shelves.  I would hunt … Continue reading

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Helping people with disabilities to enjoy video games | SpecialEffect

http://www.ispeech.orgWe put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.By using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye-control, we’re finding a way for people to play to the very … Continue reading

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Walkin VR: Virtual Reality in Bed

french tts Walkin VR toted as “Virtual Reality in bed, wheelchair, SMA (spinal muscular atrophy), one arm” is an exciting development in accessibility. The video above is said to show some “people with SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) playing Virtual Reality … Continue reading

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Waypoint Adventure 

http://www.ispeech.org Waypoint Adventure is a non-profit educational organization founded in 2010 that uses quality experiential and adventure-based programs to transform the lives of individuals with disabilities.Waypoint works with school groups, social service organizations, families and individuals to offer custom designed … Continue reading

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OneSwitch.org.uk blog: One Switch Driving (Need for Speed Rivals)

http://www.ispeech.org “This works great! Never thought I could do a driving game ever again, but now I can…..I’ve got need for speed perfect for me.” So pleased to receive these messages from Colin McDonnell this weekend and his video above.Colin … Continue reading

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Eye-Music Concert at the Opera House

http://www.ispeech.org Eye-Music Concert at the Opera House: Psykinetic, Jess Irwin and the APQSeptember 4, 2016|PsykineticA true collaboration between Dr Jordan Nguyen with his social business Psykinetic, the Australia Piano Quartet, and new musician Jess Irwin. This innovation was created to … Continue reading

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The EyeHarp – Everybody should have access to playing music

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech What is the EyeHarp The EyeHarp is a gaze-controlled music interface. It aims to allow people with physical disabilities learn and play music. It is open source and free to download and use. It forms part of the master and … Continue reading

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Gamin Accessibility Conference: February 27th, 2017 Mission Bay Conference Centre, San Francisco

http://www.ispeech.org Disability is a mismatch between a person and their environment, resulting in barriers performing day-to-day tasks, including gaming. These barriers are often unnecessary. Accessibility simply means avoiding those unnecessary barriers. This often means reinforcing how information is communicated, and … Continue reading

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One-Handed Gameplay (Concept) – Giant Bomb

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech This concept is for games that are designed to be playable using only one hand. However, this excludes games that can be somewhat played with one hand by skilled players. Examples: Suikoden III has a specific control set that … Continue reading

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