In this article, we propose an educational mobile game designed to help visually impaired children to develop orientation skills. These skills are usually trained at orientation and mobility classes for special needs children. The proposed game can be played on touch screen mobile devices and can be used in class or after classes. It uses a child appropriate theme and it aims at training children to perform accurate sound localization, while distinguishing concepts like front/back, left/right, close/far, etc. We have had very promising results from a preliminary test with blind and low vision students. Training these concepts on an entertaining environment can have very positive outcomes as it motivates children to spend more time training and at the same time allows children to forget that they need to train due to their special needs.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
|Event||Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference (ACE) - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …
|Conference||Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference (ACE)|
|Period||1/01/14 → …|