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Blind Memory: Simon Says everyone play!

A few months ago, I got an email from Ciro Alves Anunciação Oliveira, a Brazilian iPhone App developer, asking for my feedback on a game he had created for blind people. As I am now cultivating a healthy amount of skepticism, it took a few emails for me to be sure I was not being sold swampland in Florida. Far from it. Ciro possesses quite a delightful sense of wonderment: he had no experience of people with visual impairments until he saw a group of blind folk, all holding popcorn. He made a comment to the friend he was with about how unusual it was that they all had popcorn. His friend just laughed, as it was clear to him that they had just been to a movie.

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Why the iPhone 3GS made this visually impaired girl happy

I was in geek heaven when I found out that Apple were bringing out an accessible iPhone with plenty of features for visually impaired users. And calling it an iPhone is a bit of a misnomer, but I guess they couldn’t really call it the iPhone-iPod-iEmail-iInternet-iCamera-iEtc now could they?

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