[Sw-l] Recreation for Deafblind groups
yottzumm at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 4 03:37:07 UTC 2023
I have heard of Protactile and Braille displays. I am specifically
interested in deafblind people being able to use or build a tactile domain
specific language (or game engine) for building various types of games,
maybe multiple user ones. Remember those hand games you used to play as a
kid? Are those a lost technology? Can we revive hand games with
What’s new my deafblind research is the exploration of games as
communication and language. I have not heard of ASL or Protactile games,
but there appear to be books for the deaf.
Perhaps targeting dance and drama would be more feasible?
On Tue, Jan 3, 2023 at 8:57 PM Wallyson Ruan <wallysonruan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey, John!
> I'm not versed in the Deafblind world, but about the bit "Would deafblind
> people be able to create language" (ignoring all the rest), check this out:
> [...] new language was born right here in the Pacific Northwest. It’s
> called Protactile, and it was created by a group of DeafBlind people who
> prioritize touch.
> Also, I've been researching accessibility in the virtual world for a
> couple weeks now and I've learned that Deafblind people, as well as blind
> hearing people, can interact with computers and cellphones via what is
> called refreshable braille display
> Hope it helps.
> P.s.: I'm also a programmer, if you want to talk about those technologies
> or anything else related to the field, having enough knowledge or not: I
> would be totally thrilled to do so.
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