A new computer game called AudiOdyssey, developed by MIT and Singaporean students, makes it possible “for visually impaired people to play the game on a level field with their sighted friends.”
From the product page:
The user stars as Vinyl Scorcher, an up-and-coming DJ, on his quest to get club patrons dancing. Swinging the Nintendo Wii controller to the beat, Vinyl lays down the various component tracks of a song, and keeps the party jumping. If he does an especially good job, he can even freestyle! But beware – if dancers get too rowdy, they’re likely to bump into the turntables, messing up Vinyl’s tracks. Think you have what it takes?
AudiOdyssey was developed with four research goals:
The visually-impaired and the sighted can enjoy the same level and quality of gameplay Navigate game’s menus with ease and efficiency approaching that of conventional UIs Create a fun and natural control scheme using the Wiimote An engaging game that relies more on high quality audio than visuals
Free download here: AudiOdyssey
MIT press release: Singapore-MIT game lets visually impaired share the fun…