Blind Gaming: Sound Design And New Methods Of Interaction
Terry Garrett can play some video games by listening to the in-game sound effects.
Terry Garrett lost his sight at the age 0f 10, but although he can’t see the images on the computer screen, he is able to play certain video games with help from the in-game sounds. He has the exceptional skill to be able to recognize the meaning of sounds in the games that he plays.
Even though sound is all he has to rely on, Garrett has completed Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, enjoys Wii Sports and Rock Band, and is now trying to master The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. This game has many challenges, including shooting arrows at specific targets and solving puzzles.