IEP Process : ECC Games for Visually Impaired Students
ObjectiveEd.com is our new organization where we are building ECC 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 are stored in a private secure cloud, accessible to the teachers in a web-based dashboard .
If you are a Special Ed Teacher , click for additional details on learning about these types of games as a tool for maximizing student outcomes, relating to their
RTI plan .
In April, I conducted a survey amongst the visually impaired people who play my games.
Every day, I receive an email from someone suggesting a game for me to create. Usually, I have no idea how popular that game will be, and sometimes I query the dozens of blind game testers to hear their opinions. This time, though, I decided to ask everyone what games they want next.
About 500 people answered the survey, and the two most requested games were Baseball and Monopoly; both of which were suggested by over 10%. Jeopardy, Basketball and Golf came in next at 5% each.
Football, the board game Life, Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, Family Feud, Tennis and Chess were suggested by about 3% of the audience. Backgammon, Pool, Slots, Trivial Pursuit and any type of shooting game were suggested by about 2% of the audience.
Games with at least 1% of the people responding include Pac Man, Scrabble, Crossword Puzzles, Poker, Connect 4, Fishing, Space Invaders, Sports Management, Tic Tac Toe, Battleship, Darts, Go Fish, Cooking Games, Hockey, Mahjong, Oregon Trail, Parcheesi, Wrestling and Bridge.
I had several requests for games I’ve already built, such as Wildcard (similar to Uno) and the card game War.
In my next blog, I’ll discuss what else I learned.