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Re: "BlindSide"


From: ckrugman@sbcglobal.net
Date: Dec 19, 2011 7:12AM

just found this in old emails. Apparently they have successfully funded
their project. As a screen reader user using the latest versions of JAWS I
have never experienced any accessibility issues with the Kickstarter site so
it would be interesting to know what they are.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan Hemphill" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
To: "WebAIM Discussion List" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2011 12:29 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] "BlindSide"

> This idea really touched me and I felt the need to push it out there.
> These
> guys are trying to create a software game called "BlindSide" that is not
> only accessible, it's has no video at all. One of the guys was
> temporarily
> blind in High School and thought it would be great to create a game based
> on
> being blind in a 3d environment, filled with high-def sound effects.
> They're
> looking for a little startup help. Decide for yourself but I think it's
> worth checking out at the least. No, I do not know these guys, so please
> don't slam me for this.
> FYI - you will also notice that the kickstarter.com site has some
> accessibility issues of their own, but if it means anything to you - I
> have
> already submitted an email offering to help show them (pro bono) how to
> fix
> the issues. So once again, try not to be too hard on me for this. Just
> trying to give fellow programmers credit where I think it's due.
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/600219258/blindside-the-audio-adventure-video-game