Imagine if anyone could easily create educational electronic games. Imagine now that these were automatically inclusive, so that blind kids could also play. Well, this is not imagination any more, it has just happened!
The Greek non for profit company Science For You (www.scify.org) has developed the innovative platform Memor-i Studio. It is an online portal that allows anyone, without any programming, to create Memory-type electronic games in any language and freely share them. Yet, what is really impressive, is that games developed using Memor-i Studio can also be played by blind people! Using the platform, SciFY has already created 2 games (in Greek), special education teachers with blind children have started creating their own variations, and SciFY prepares games in English and more languages! The project has been funded by John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation.
Games for the blind
SciFY has been creating educational electronic games for the blind for 2,5 years, trying to satisfy a huge need. SciFY has developed 6 games that are already been used by institutions that support people with blindness. The reception of the games has been fantastic: They have been downloaded more than 5,000 times in Europe and the US, a number that is constantly increasing.
About a year ago, special education teachers have asked SciFY to create a tool that would allow them to create their own Memory games, based on their needs. Thanks to a funding by John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, SciFY has developed Memor-i Studio, a user-friendly and specialized educational tool.
Memor-i Studio: A platform for creativity
Memor-i Studio allows us to use our creative potential and easily create games for educational and recreational purposes, that are suitable both for sighted people and for the blind! The user just uploads sounds and pictures, and the game is automatically created. Schools for the blind have already started using it, creating their own games, with the contribution of blind children!
New games for all
Using Memor-i studio, SciFY has developed 2 new (Greek) variations of the game around Geography and Language. It is also developing versions in English and more languages.
You can learn more about Memor-i Studio or play the 6 free electronic games for blind children SciFY has created.
Vassilis Giannakopoulos, email@example.com, +30 211 400 4192, +30 697 205 8648
Press release: Athens, Greece, April 18, 2017