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blindcomputergames.com Web Site Released

Salem, MA January 31, 2011 7-128 Software is pleased to announce the release of a new Web site, www.blindcomputergames.com.
For game developers, this is the place to get information on how to make your games accessible to gamers who are blind.

For gamers who are blind, this is the place to send those developers so they can make games you can play.

This site was prompted by Dark, Administrator at www.audiogames.net, and the leading advocate for blind-accessible computer games. He's repeatedly asked by developers, "What would it take to make my game blind accessible?"

blindcomputergames.com is our attempt to answer that question with:
  • Explanations of screen readers and self voicing
  • Specific technical solutions and design suggestions
  • A checklist-like set of suggested guidelines
These can be used by developers to:
  • Determine whether a game should or could be made blind accessible
  • Decide whether to implement self voicing and / or screen reader accessibility
  • Know which techniques are available to implement the above
These can also be used by gamers to:
  • Determine whether a game they like should or could be made blind accessible
  • Identify which features need changing, and how
  • Have a place to send developers who ask "What specifically would it take?"
ABOUT 7-128 Software
7-128 Software a small Salem software company that is unique in that many of its mainstream videogames are designed from the start to be playable also by the blind, the deaf, or the motion impaired.
Its more than 30 games include the Inspector Cyndi in Newport series, word games, and puzzle games. Itís game, Here comes the Duck! is possibly the only computer game anywhere playable by a blind two-year old.
For more information contact:

Cynthia A. Geller
V.P. Marketing and Sales
7-128 Software

c_geller@7128.com

(978) 745-0160