"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable children with limited hand or finger control to play with puzzles independently. One wooden knob is attached to each puzzle piece in a spot where the picture is not obscured. The knob can be attached with either self-adhesive Velcro or using a hot glue gun. To use Velcro, cut pieces of Velcro the size of the knob. Place the smooth side of the Velcro on the puzzle. Secure the Velcro with a firm push, or heat with a blow dryer. To glue the handle in pl
Animated Puzzles Cd-Rom
The Animated Puzzles CD-Rom is a computer video game designed for use by children with fine motor, upper extremity, or cognitive disabilities. Animated Puzzles offers photo-realistic images from a collection of 55 pictures which are scrambled into a choice of 12, 24, 48, or 96 pieces, with the challenge increasing with the number of pieces. The 48- and 96-piece puzzles are challenging enough for an adult. To play, users click on a puzzle piece, drag it into position, and click again to place the
Armadillo Army (Models D-03400-00 & D-03400-Ed)
Armadillo Army is an educational game program and visual training activity designed for use by children who are blind or have low vision. This educational maze game helps students who are visually impaired practice necessary skills such as lateral eye movements, vertical eye movements, searching skills, timing skills, visual discrimination skills, peripheral detection skills, eccentric viewing skills, and eye-hand coordination. The arcade-style game has bright, large graphics for players with lo
Asl Tales And Games For Kids 1: Woof Woof Way
ASL Tales and Games for Kids 1: Woof Woof Way is an American Sign Language (ASL) training program designed for use by children who are deaf or hard of hearing. This is the first in a CD-ROM series with stories that happen in the neighborhood of Paws, the signing dog. Each piece of software in the series contains three stories and 10 games. In addition to Paws, there is a central group of characters (neighborhood children), most of whom are deaf, hard of hearing, or multiply disabled, and represe
Baby's First Blocks
Baby's First Blocks is a visual stimulation and fine motor training activity designed to teach cause and effent and enhance eye hand coordination for children with visual, physical or cognitive disabilities. It is a set of twelve blocks in three different shapes which comes in a canister with a shape sorter top. Each block is brightly colored to enhance visual stimulation. It not only introduces the child to shapes, but also helps to develop finger and hand skills.
Braille Vehicle Puzzle
The Braille Vehicle Puzzle is designed for users who are blind or who have low visions. The puzzle is made of solid, painted wood. Each piece - including the board itself - has the name of the part Brailled right on the wood such as bow, wheel, or door. This puzzle can help with Braille readiness skills, to teach tactile discrimination, and putting things back together.
Chillingham is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. After receiving a desperate letter from a friend, the player travels to the village of Chillingham and begins a quest to find her, while at the same time fighting just to stay alive. A four-key interface enables the player to travel throughout the village and surrounding countryside; collect, use, combine, or give away various items; examine locations and objects; talk to people and other
Computer Fingers is an educational game program designed for use by children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The games enhance vocabulary and teach fingerspelling and phonics skills. In the Computer Game, players first explore the keyboard to see the relationship between upper and lower case letters, the manual alphabet, and cued letters, then choose a word to spell from three sets of 10 words each. Words come to life as they are spelled. In the Matchup Game, players match letters to handshapes
Con-Sign-Tration 1, 2, 3, & 4
Con-SIGN-tration 1, 2, 3, and 4 are memory improvement and sign language programs designed for use by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Each program comes on a CD-ROM that includes game programs that teach over 250 words in sign and English. Games can be played at two levels of difficulty. The program keeps score and randomizes every time it is played. Words are taught in 10 categories. In Con-SIGN-Tration, the categories are actions, numbers, time, food, colors, animals, people, oppo
Crazy Darts is an audible video game program designed for use by players who are blind or have low vision. The player hears a dart panning at a random speed from left to right or from right to left, and uses the spacebar to shoot the dart. The closer the dart is to the center when the player shoots at it, the more points the player gets. When the player shoots a total of ten darts, the player is told his or her score and asked if he or she would like to play again. The maximum attainable score i
Creature Antics is a cause and effect training program program designed to improve attention skills and teach cause and effect, turn-taking, and switch use for individuals with developmental, cognitive, visual or physical disabilities or autism. This program is designed to increase auditory and visual attention; train cause and effect and turn taking; develop intentionality; and offer recreational enjoyment. Users activate a single switch, touch screen, or the space bar to make "creatures" perfo
Cue That Word!
Cue That Word! is a cued speech auditory-visual sign language training program designed for use by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Beginning cuers learn to cue and cue-read, using all hand shapes and locations with over 200 colorfully-illustrated simple words. Cues can be viewed in speed-adjustable animation or in real-time video. The user can choose whether to practice words grouped by vowels or subjects, and whether to play in "learn" or "game" mode. In the Cue-Reading Game, playe
Early Math With Spider And Friends
Early Math with Spider and Friends is a math skills game and tutorial program designed for teaching beginning math to switch users with cognitive or learning disabilities. This program has an assortment of early learning activities that focus on math, including practice in sorting, matching, copying, drawing, and counting. Users select a category, then choose from a group of six activities in that category. Activity choices within each category are similar, so it is easy for users to navigate fr
Effortless Art Crayons: 5 Pack
The Effortless Art Crayons: 5 Pack is designed for individuals with sensory needs or impaired vision disabilities. The crayons come in a pack of five and include a red, orange, yellow, green and blue. Additionally, the crayons are recommended to be used with the Color N Painting books.
Effortless Art Crayons: Class Pack
The Effortless Art Crayons: Class Pack is designed for individuals with sensory needs or impaired vision disabilities. The 10 pack crayons (10 colors and 10 each) are ideal for classrooms, art camps, and craft programs. Colors include: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, grey, and pink.
Effortless Art Crayons: Class Pack Extended
The Effortless Art Crayons: Class Pack Extended is designed for individuals with sensory needs or impaired vision disabilities. The 10 pack crayons (10 colors and 20 each) are ideal for classrooms, art camps, and craft programs. Colors include: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, grey, and pink.
Eyegaze Exploring and Playing Software
First Color Words
First Color Words is educational game software designed for use by children who are deaf or hard of hearing. It includes five game programs designed to teach ten basic colors and how to read and spell their names. One game program, the Rainbow Game, teaches the colors using American Sign Language, cued speech, fingerspelling, or speech. Live video is used for signing, cueing, and fingerspelling. The other four game programs (the Butterfly Game, the Cat Puzzle Game, the Star Game, and the Zebra G
From A To Z
From A to Z is an alphabet game and language tutorial program designed for use by children with learning or cognitive disabilities. The program helps users develop and practice visual, auditory, and memory skills needed for letter and word recognition. Users choose the letter they wish to practice on the menu screen, and the program provides a set of activities for each letter. Users can press the letter to see a word and a picture and hear the spoken word. Activities include word building, find
Gamz Player Cd With Speak Text
The GAMZ Player CD with Speak Text is a CD-ROM containing an educational game program (the GAMZ Player) designed to teach reading and spelling skills to students with learning disabilities, and a screen reader program (Speak Text) that is also designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. The educational game program is based on the Swap and Fix educational card games (see separate entry). It contains software versions of all 35 boxed Swap and Fix card games, plus 14 extra Swap and
Giant Knobbed Puzzles
The Giant Knobbed Puzzles are large knobbed puzzles designed for use with children with fine motor or cognitive disabilities. Each wood silk-screened puzzle depicts a different animal, food, or daily living activity. Subjects include vegetables, fuit, gardening items, tools, table setting, a snail, a butterfly, a turtle, and a rooster. By manipulating the larger puzzle pieces, children are encouraged to heighten their visual perception, problem solving, and eye-hand coordination skills. Each puz
Gma Tank Commander
GMA Tank Commander is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In this game, the player must successfully complete a series of missions that start with landing on the southern coast of an enemy held peninsula and continue as the player's tank makes its way north through six sectors of enemy held territory. Surviving tanks will be picked up on the northern coast of the peninsula by a tank transport. The player is equipped with standard shells,
The gripAble™ is a low cost invention designed to improve the ability of patients with an arm disability and to play physiotherapy-like computer games. To use it, patients squeeze, turn or lift the handgrip, and it vibrates in response to their performance whilst playing. The device uses a mechanism, which can detect the tiny flicker movements of severely paralyzed patients and channel them into controlling a computer game.
Grizzly Gulch Western Extravaganza
Grizzly Gulch Western Extravaganza is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The game presents a virtual world set in the Old West and created purely from sound imagery. The player invents a character, which develops in an interactive evolving story line as the player meets and interacts with many crazy characters while exploring the town of Grizzly Gulch. The player can settle into the saloon to play a game of chance, fight outlaws in blazi
Happy Geese is a modified game program designed for use by parents or teachers working with children with autism and cognitive or learning disabilities. This iPad application (or app) includes two classic board games - The Game of the Goose and Snakes & Ladders - and is designed to help children learn each game one step at a time. Happy Geese features 24 game chips with cute figures of people and animals and seven different dice with colors, shapes, letters and numbers. The app is intended t
Hot Shot Pool Cue
The Hot Shot Pool Cue is a pool cue designed for use by individuals with upper extremity disabilities, use of one hand, or upper extremity disabilities. This automatic spring-loaded billiard cue can be operated with one hand is actuated by a power spring with infinitely adjustable power. The unit is activated by depressing a trigger with light pressure. This pool stick has an aluminum housing and a combination aluminum and steel shaft (internal). DIMENSIONS: 45 or 51 inches. Custom lengths can b
Hunter is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This arcade-style game involves adventure role-playing. The player's character, Hunter Joe, has a mission to reach the ancient land of Bobo and obtain the ancient Bobo tribal statue. On the way to Bobo, the player scores points on 10 levels and fights through the jungle, fishes for food, crosses the valley of tigers, climbs a treacherous mountain, discovers hidden treasure, swings across a wat
I Can Cue 2
I Can Cue 2 is a visual sign language training software program designed for use by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. This CD-ROM contains two programs that teach intermediate cueing techniques and build skills in reading cues. Each program features a speed-adjustable animated cuer and sequenced lessons for learning and self-testing. Cue Those Phrases! has lessons that focus on consonant blends and clusters, liaisons, taps, and flicks, emphasizing everyday, common phrases. Users can c
I Can Play, Too!
I Can Play, Too! is a voice output game program and speech training program designed for use with various card and board games to allow a nonverbal individual to use a computer for his or her speech output while playing. Screens are included for the following games: Go Fish; Red Light, Green Light; Cootie; Checkers; Battleship; Simon Says; and other general board games. Features of the program include a child's human speech; touches of animation, including a tumbling musical die; a manual with p
I Can Spell!
I Can Spell! is a vocabulary enhancement program and educational game software designed for use by children who are deaf or hard of hearing. This CD-ROM includes Word Scrambler and Word Speller game programs to help players build skills in spelling and vocabulary with over 475 words and pictures. Players can use the spelling lists provided or make a customized list using the included spelling editor. For persons who use Cued Speech, cues are available for each picture, and can be added for new w
Learn More Thru Games
Learn More Thru Games is a single control switch game program library designed for use by children with learning disabilities or cognitive disabilities and children with upper extremity disabilities or fine motor disabilities who use switch input. It includes four games on one CD: Coloring Books, Jigsaw Puzzles, Memory Games, and Building Blocks. Each program includes images and sounds to which users can add. For example, teachers can turn digitized pictures of students and their surroundings in
Lone Wolf is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In this computer game, the player commands a submarine fighting enemy forces. The game requires skill in using a compass, working with large numbers, and being aware of one's location at all times. This voice output game program comes on a CD-ROM and consists of speaking WAV files. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: DOS; sound card; speech synthesiz
Match Pix is educational game software designed for use by children who are deaf or hard of hearing. This program contains six games that teach children to read over 150 words important for beginning readers. Words are organized in fourteen player-selectable word groups such as animals, numbers, and colors, each with 10 or more words. Three games (Matchup, Tic Tac Toe, and Bingo) match pictures to printed words, while three other games present words by American Sign Language signs, fingerspellin
Math Flash is a voice output math tutorial program designed for use by elementary students who are blind or have low vision. This program helps students age six years and up sharpen their math skills with talking flash cards. This self-voicing program uses a computer's sound card to communicate instructions, drills, practice sessions, and games. Students can select their own favorite Math Mentor character. Teachers can modify the number of problems and their degree of difficulty, and insert cust
Mind Games Application
Mind Games Application is an application of a collection of games based on cognitive psychology, developed to help the user practice different mental skills. Mind Games can be used to prevent, treat, or manage "fibro fog" that many fibromyalgia sufferers face. The app includes nearly 3 dozen of Mindware’s brain training games. The app includes exercises to improve attention, abstraction, face memory, attention to detail with stimuli, and more. It allows the user to practice categorizing skills a
Mother Goose Says (Model 4013)
Mother Goose Says, model 4013, is an auditory game designed to improve cognitive skills, memorization, matching and sorting for children with a learning disability. Mother Goose is the main character who guides children through common nursery rhymes that they can listen to and recite as they learn to read and build language skills. Included are four colorful game boards that teach shapes, colors, numbers, and matching skills. The game can be used by one or two palyers.
One Hand Sony
The One Hand Sony is a device to hold the playstation hand control and play with one hand. The team designed a leg anchor to hold the hand control and adapted the control so the individual can reach all functionality with one hand.
Ooops! is a cause and effect training program and single control switch game program library designed for use by children with learning, cognitive, or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. It contains four arcade-style game programs controlled by either a mouse or a single switch. The programs have high quality graphics and animation. Players select from a balloon, a spaceship, a car, or a submarine, then collect as many crystals as possible without crashing into obstacles. The pro
Pacman Talks is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In this audio game, Pacman travels down passageways chomping away on dots and ringing up points while trying to avoid relentless ghosts. The player navigates through corridors by listening to thumps, ticks, hums, thwacks, and the whispering voices of ghosts. The game includes a full audio menu with game sounds described, hot keys to tell the player what is happening, twenty-four levels,
Paint by Number Safari: Tropical Rainforest
The Paint by Number Safari: Tropical Rainforest is designed for individuals with sensory needs, fine motor skills and low vision disabilities. The book includes a set of custom-made drawings of real-world subjects that are printed and embossed on heavy paper. The embossed lines make it easy to trace the subjects with the user’s finger and then follow with a crayon, colored pencil, or paintbrush; this makes it easier for beginning and intermediate artists to learn and improve their skills. The wi
Paws Signs Stories
Paws Signs Stories is an American Sign Language (ASL) training program designed for use by children who are deaf or hard of hearing. It consists of a computer software CD-ROM with five stories and 15 educational games (three for each story). The stories are designed to teach early ASL skills, including visual discrimination, facial expression, sign location, and signs accompanied by movement (classifiers). The stories use repetition, patterned language, and predictable structure to encourage ear
Picture Play Puzzles (Model 1576)
Picture Play Puzzles, model 1576, are puzzles with large pieces designed to teach beginning matching skills to children with physical, cognitive, or neurological disabilities. Available in two different styles, these puzzles feature a plastic base in the shape of a square, two large plastic hand holds, and large plastic puzzle pieces. One puzzle encourages children to flip the puzzle pieces to form three complete family portraits, and the other encourages them to flip the puzzle pieces to form
Pipe is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In this game, the player has a hammer and a toolbox full of pipes, and must fix the underlying leaky pipe structures in three world cities. Each city has twelve regular levels plus two bonus levels. As the sound of approaching water gets louder, the player must fix the pipes before the water spills out. On some levels the player must fit eight pipes while on other levels more than 14 pipes must
Print 'n Play
Print 'N Play is a language tutorial program designed for use with children with cognitive and communication disabilities. This program includes more than 50 bingo and mystery game boards for language skills. The CD-ROM also features motivational games for themes, holidays, and special occasions. The games can be printed directly from the CD-ROM or they can be dragged to the user's hard drive to enable the games to be customized. COMPATIBILITY: This CD-ROM contains versions for use on Macintosh
Shades Of Doom
Shades of Doom is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This self-voicing game uses sound to immerse the gamer in a world of action and suspense set in the not too distant future. The player is equipped with a medical kit, a gun, a knife, and a computer, and must get through the many levels of a top secret military research base to shut down an ill-fated experiment. The player uses the sound of the wind in the passages and rooms, the echo o
Sonic Match is an audio video game program designed for use by players who are blind or have low vision. In this game, similar to Bop It, the player uses the four arrow keys to match the sounds, and as time goes on, the game gets faster and faster. The longer the player lasts, the more points he or she gets for matching sounds. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Windows 95 or higher operating system; Microsoft DirectX version 8.0 or higher.
Southpaw Fishing Game (Model 1826)
The Fishing Game, model 1826, is designed to promote eye hand coordination and perception training for individuals with a physical disability. Made with washable hook and loop fabric, it only takes a touch of the fishing hook to catch one of the fish. The pole has an adjustable slide weight to provide full range proprioceptive feedback and is sized to fit clients' hands of all sizes. The kit comes with one fishing pole, two starfish, two seahorses, two fish, one weighted fish, extra fish fabric
Spell Well is a spelling tutorial program designed for use by children who are deaf or hard of hearing. This CD-ROM has 20 colorful game boards, each focusing on vocabulary covering different topics, such as School, Home, Food, Ocean, and the Environment. There are over 2,500 ASL (American Sign Language) sign and graphic vocabulary prompts. When the player spells enough words to reach the end of a game, the screen comes alive with animation.
Sportime Deck Tennis Rings
The Sportime Deck Tennis Rings are an eye and hand coordination activity designed to develop visual tracking skills for persons with cognitive disabilities. They consist of an inflatable construction so the user can determine the size and softness. The rings are fabricated from a roto-molded vinyl material. COLORS: Variety.
Talking Maze Game
The Talking Maze Game is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This game of memory and spatial awareness features a series of mazes of increasing difficulty. The player must navigate each maze, colliding with the walls as few times as possible. The player must also memorize the moves they make as they navigate the maze to avoid too many unnecessary steps. The game can help young children gain awareness of the environment and how to move aro
Talking Word Puzzles Software (Models D-03440-00 & D-03440-Ed)
Talking Word Puzzles Software is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program enables to user to create word and crossword puzzles in large print and with speech feedback. The user makes up a word list, and the software creates the puzzle by entering the words into one of several puzzle formats. As the player navigates through the puzzle, the program announces the contents of each square. Speech feedback in hidden word puzzles also in
Treasure Galaxy! is a math tutorial program designed to develop an understanding of measurement, basic fractions, geometric shapes and calendar reading for persons with cognitive disabilities. Revolving around an animated space adventure where the user must discover stolen crystals, this tutorial program features six mathematical activities designed to provide the participant the opportunity to collect the crystals. These activities, at each of the three space stations, include assembling basic
Treasure MathStorm! is an academic tutorial program designed to build abilities to tell time, count money, make change, and solve other math problems. This program strengthens thinking nd basic arithmetic skills such as addition, subtraction, and multiplication; and develops an understanding of equalities and inequalities. It includes both drill-and-practice and problem-solving questions. There are six different math levels so it is easy to find one that automatically adjusts to the player's abi
Trek 2000 is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. In this computer game, the player commands four Federation starships, and must defeat an alliance between the Klingons, the Romulans, and the Tholians. This voice output game program comes on a CD-ROM and consists of speaking WAV files. COMPATIBILITY: For use on IBM and compatible computers. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: DOS; sound card; speech synthesizer supporting speech for DOS.
Troopanum 2.0 is a voice output game program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is an arcade-style game similar to video games such as Space Invaders and Missile Command. The player defends a starbase from the evil space commander, Lord Vector, and his bomber ships, fleet ships, lunar lifters, pods, moon rocks, and Gorbian ships. The player shoots through 16 levels of play and two bonus levels, scoring as many points as possible while protecting the starbase a
Wheels! is a video game designed for use by children with cognitive, sensory, or motor disabilities. This game can be played as a game or it can be used to teach wheelchair control skills. This three-dimensional video game has players fight evil clowns and mad robots with pie guns that "cream" the monsters with lemon meringue pies; the monsters fight back with pie guns that fire blueberry pies. The game uses easy-to-follow mazes set in a familiar school setting with familiar objects. Each maze o
Word Strain Volume 1 & Word Strain Volume 2
Word Strain Volume 1 and Word Strain Volume 2 are word game programs designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Each volume has two games: Word Blast and Word Jitter in Volume 1, and Word Battle and Word Replica in Volume 2. In Word Blast, the player is presented with a word from a 100,000-word list, and asked to find a new word using only the letters of the original word. As the game continues, the player is given less time to solve the puzzle. In Word Jitter the player i
You Tell Me
You Tell Me, model LSG2, is an independent living skills tutorial and memory improvement activity board game designed to teach and reinforce basic personal information skills for people with cognitive disabilities. The game covers such topics as current age, birth date, color recognition, days of the week, months, current year, addressing people by name and a variety of other community survival concepts. The game includes a laminated game board, playing pieces, draw cards, teacher's guide, and 6
Zorp Rocket Refills
The Zorp Rocket Refills are designed for use by individuals with fine motor skills or hand eye coordination disabilities. The device launches through the air and is safe for indoor and outdoor play. Children literally have a “blast” while promoting respiratory function, coordination, and motor skill development. Simply wad up a Zorp Rocket™ to get it good and wrinkled (the more wrinkles, the better), then slip the opening of the rocket over the launcher. Additionally, they can also be personaliz