How New Technology Is Making Gaming More Immersive and Inclusive for People with Vision Loss
April 24, 2023
Latest Episode of “On Tech & Vision with Dr. Cal Roberts”
NEW YORK (April 20, 2023) – New technology is continuing to change the game for people with vision loss. For decades, people with vision loss had limited options when it came to accessing video games. But in recent years, the same cutting-edge technology used to create games has been used to also make them more accessible for people with vision impairment. These advances include more visibility options, the implementation of 3D audio, haptic feedback, and customizable controllers for gamers with vision impairment. Furthermore, 3D audio technologies being developed in live sports may soon make their way to online multiplayer video games. The implementation and improvement of these technologies mean that everyone will be able to play together, regardless of their visual acuity.
Leveling Up Accessible Video Game Features: How New Technology is Making Gaming More Immersive and Inclusive for People with Vision Loss, is the latest episode of the podcast, On Tech & Vision with Dr. Cal Roberts.
We hear from gamers and innovators, including Elaine Abdalla, a gamer who is visually impaired and is now able to participate more actively in her favorite titles. Robin Spinks, the Head of Inclusive Design at the UK’s Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), who helps gaming companies implement accessibility options as part of the design process from the very beginning. And, Kaitlyn Jones, who first became passionate about gaming when she helped her father launch a nonprofit foundation that builds customized setups for gamers with disabilities. She’s now the program manager of Xbox’s Gaming Accessibility Team. We also learn about Action Audio, a new technology now available for tennis fans with vision loss, as well as other transformative technologies that are helping people with vision loss participate in the gaming community more equitably.
Now in its third season, “On Tech & Vision with Dr. Cal Roberts” explores the big ideas that are making life better for people with vision loss. Dr. Calvin W. Roberts, President & CEO of Lighthouse Guild and podcast host, interviews innovators and experts who are breaking barriers with transformative technologies. The podcast has over 12,000 downloads since it launched in 2020.
“On Tech & Vision with Dr. Cal Roberts,” is available online at Lighthouseguild.org and for downloading on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Podcasts iHeartRadio Podcasts and Tunein.com. Twitter: @LighthouseGld #OnTechVision.
About Lighthouse Guild Lighthouse Guild provides exceptional services that inspire people who are visually impaired to attain their goals. We provide coordinated care for eye health, vision rehabilitation and behavioral health as well as related services.
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