Blindfold Game Fanfares (#140)

IEP Technologies :  ECC Games for Visually Impaired Students

IEP Technologies is our new company where we are building Expanded Core Curriculum games and interactive simulations for blind students, based on each student’s Individual Educational Plan. 
The child’s progression in mastering skills in our curriculum-based games are stored in a private secure cloud, visible to the IEP team in a web-based dashboard . 
If you are a O&M , click for more details on trying these types of games as part of maximizing student outcomes, relating to their 
web IEP


I’m always looking for ways to involve the blindness and low vision community in the creation of games, and up until now, other than providing ideas for new games, or testing the games, I didn’t have much.
person playing a trumpet
One of testers asked if he could record himself on a trumpet playing a winning sound, and have it used in the games  He did several, and instead of replacing the current winning sound with his, I decided to improve the game architecture to let the game player pick the sound.
The current winning and losing sounds are:
winning sound:
losing sound:
I created a new screen where the game player can pick their favorite winning and losing sounds, and they can change it at any time.
As people create new winning and losing sounds, I just upload their contributed sounds to the cloud, and the games automatically pick up the new sounds.  We’ve added several great sounds, and I get more contributions every month month.
Here are some of the best contributions:
winning sound:
winning sound:
winning sound:
losing sound:
If you want to contribute, just email me at

One comment

  1. Hi Marty,
    Thanks much for your hard work at creating so many games! Right now I’ve been enjoying the entertainment of Phrase Madness. Whilst I liked the laughter as a response, listening to the talk and sound affects has gotten rather old to me, so I tried to turn on “Less talk and sound affects”. For some reason, they don’t seem to go away. I hope this can easily be fixed.
    Thanks again!
    Sharon H.

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