Hi,

Glad to hear about these new games. Especially, the sound alike game.
As you said many blind people don't get the constant visual
reinforcement of the proper spelling of words that sound alike.
Throughout  my  years on accessibility related mailing lists I've seen
people confuse words like sale and sail, there and their, to and too,
etc simply because I don't think they read them in their proper
context. They depend too much on Jaws or Openbook to read e-books,
probably don't read braille that often, and end up confusing words
that sound alike but have different spellings and meanings. So I think
this is a great educational game for those people who have that
problem.

Cheers!


On 11/22/11, Eleanor Robinson <elea...@7128.com> wrote:
> 7-128 Software has just released three new blind-accessible word games.
> They are:
>
> Sounds Like - a game that helps you learn the correct spelling for words
> like pare and pair.  A sound-alike word is given, it is used in a
> sentence, and the gamer types in the correct spelling for the usage.  If
> incorrect, the sound alike words with their usage sentence is given
> along with the correct spelling of each.  People who are blind don't
> have the visual reinforcement that sighted people do regarding the
> difference in spelling of words that sound alike and have different
> meanings, so this should be a good way to practice that.
>
> Spelling Bee - this is just an old fashioned spelling bee.  The word is
> said, a definition given, and the player has to spell the word.  They
> just keep spelling words and accumulating score until they miss - and
> that is game over.  The contest is how high a score you can rack up.
>
> Crossed Quotes - this game is a quotation in which the short words are
> scrambled, and each of the longer words of the quote has a clue like
> those given in a crossword puzzle.  The first letter of the clued word
> is there to help the player figure out what the word is.  Besides, the
> quotes themselves are fun and inspirational.
>
> We have also put together a Word Scholar GameBook that includes our
> other word games and the three games listed above.  There are 13 word
> games in this pack and all but two of them are blind-accessible.
>
> Check them out at www.7128.com
>
> Eleanor Robinson
> 7-128 Software
>
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