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For blind gamers, equal access to racing video games
March 6, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Computer Scientist Brian A. Smith has developed the RAD -- a racing auditory display -- to enable visually impaired gamers to play the same types of racing games that sighted players play with the same speed, control and excitement as sighted players. Developers can integrate the audio-based interface, which a player can listen to using a standard pair of headphones, into almost any racing video game, making a popular genre of games equally accessible to people who are blind.Full Story
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science
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