Blindfold Pong

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Description of App: 

Blindfold Pong is an fully accessible audio game that's similar to the classic arcade game pong.

In Blindfold Pong, you hear one or two balls, and you must move the phone left and right to hit the ball with your paddle. Using head phones or ear buds, you hear the ball heading towards you, and the ball will bounce off of your paddle when it's sound is in the center of your head.

The ball gets faster each time you hit it with your paddle, and you can change the bounce angle by hitting it at the left or right side of your paddle.
As you move from level to level, your paddle gets smaller and the balls get faster. You can change the ball sounds and many other settings in the game.

Blindfold Pong was suggested by several blind gamers who enjoyed Blindfold Hopper and Blindfold Wildcard.

The game comes with a practice level and an easy level. To play any of the other 24 harder levels, you need to earn and buy enough coins to unlock the higher levels.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

1.1.2

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

8.4

Accessibility Comments: 

all in game elements are accessible with voiceover, but the tapjoy "get coins," third party application needs some work. KidFriendlySoftware know this, and are awaiting Tapjoy to mayke their websites more accessible.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads a few page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

blindfold pong is another great game from Kidfriendlysoftware to go along with other offerings such as blindfold video poker and blackjack, wild card and crazy eights. the app developer has worked hard to make a game which is intense and very realistic, to my mind, he has managed this. I am a beta tester, and have fed back into the game development. I play the game using Bluetooth headphones, which gives a more realistic feel to the game while you're waving the phone about in the air, catching the ball on the paddle. Caution! get a good grip on that phone! the only downside to this game is that the tapjoy get free coins interface is difficult to use, but kid friendly software are putting pressure on tapjoy to make improvements to that, and I am assured, as soon as tapjoy make necessary changes to their interface to make it more accessible, Kid friendly software will release a new version of the game. Kid friendly software have created a help page within the app to help with the tapjoy inaccessibility, so while the forgoing is a true reflection, in that Tapjoy need to sort their accessibility out, you can get free coins if you wish to. kid friendly software have no influence on Tapjoy, other than to plead for them to see that accessibility makes sense. get the blindfold pong game from

in conclusion, in my opinion,blindfold pong is fantastic! I have played many hours, and it really does sound like the ball is moving in a defined space, just as it would if the ball was real. so, get a good grip on your phone, and start smashing the ball all over the court.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@STEMdad