IEP Technologies : Expanded Core Curriculum Games for Visually Impaired Students
ObjectiveEd.com is our new organization where we are building Expanded Core Curriculum games and interactive simulations for visually impaired students, based on a child’s Individual Educational Plan.
The student’s progress in mastering skills in our curriculum-based games and interactive simulations will be stored in a private secure cloud, available to the teachers in a web-based dashboard .
If you are a Special Ed Director , click for additional details on using these types of games as part of maximizing student outcomes, relating to their
504 school plan .
Thanks to John Shea and Jennifer Dallaire of the Talking Information Center for their interview last week.
The Talking Information Center is a non-profit reading service that broadcasts newspapers, magazines, books, and special consumer information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to visually impaired and print impaired listeners.
They found Blindfold Racer from a suggestion from Amy Ruell of VIBUG (Visually Impaired and Blind User Group, serving blind and visually impaired computer users primarily in Massachusetts).
John and Jennifer interview me for about 20 minutes, and they both seemed to really like the app. Jennifer was asked to research the app, so she downloaded it onto her phone, and started playing it. She expected to play it for a few minutes, and then write up a summary. Twenty minutes later, she was still playing.
Here’s the interview podcast. The section on Blindfold Racer starts about 7 minutes in: