Four local Sask. Polytech students develop a game for kids with visual impairment
Amanda Braun assist a gamer with trying out her and
her fellow classmates’ virtual reality game for kids with
visual impairment at the Canadian Institute for the Blind
(CNIB) Regina location at the Saskatchewan Science Centre.
By Lisa GoudyAs kids, Joshua Couse, Amanda Braun, Tim Trott and Subin Jacob loved playing video games.
However, they said they understood that kids with visual impairment don’t have as easy access to video games.
Now as students at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw campus ready to graduate in June, they decided to create a virtual reality (VR) game for kids with visual impairment as part of their final project. The group contacted the Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB) in Regina and got an immediate response. Thus, Project Virtual Reality for Everyone (VIREO) was born.