games accessible with braille displays for my clients who are deaf blind

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I am seeking suggestions for games which are completely accessible with braille displays and suitable for my clients who are deaf-blind. The games I have come across so far provide feedback with sound. This will not work for my clients who cannot hear or see at all. One client in particular is looking for word games. I am very grateful for any suggestions you could offer! Thank you.

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Submitted by Patrick Smyth on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

I'd look into games that can be played in a terminal environment. Use the Frotz add-on on Windows which will let you play a variety of text-based games. You may have some success with Voiceover and the braille display, games I've enjoyed on there are King of Dragon Pass (admittedly pretty complicated) and A Dark Room, but there are more conventional games as well, look on here or on audiogames.net (not all games there are audio).

Submitted by Patrick Smyth on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

I'd look into games that can be played in a terminal environment. Use the Frotz add-on on Windows which will let you play a variety of text-based games. You may have some success with Voiceover and the braille display, games I've enjoyed on there are King of Dragon Pass (admittedly pretty complicated) and A Dark Room, but there are more conventional games as well, look on here or on audiogames.net (not all games there are audio).

Submitted by Skhye on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

THough I'm able to hear at this time, I do enjoy games that can be played using a Braille display paired with an iPHone, especially in the car. Here are some that come to mind. All of these work well using only Braille and no speech or other audio feedback.

Word games:
7 Little Words and 7 Little Words Express.
Ordet.
CLever Clues.
Word Warp.
IAssociate 2.

Text Adventure and story-based games:
Frotz.
All games by Zarfhome, such as Shade, Dreamhold, Haedan Lands, etc.
Land of Livia.
A Dark ROom.
The Ensign.
Knight COmmander.
Evelyn's Farm.
Home Quest.
Path of Adventure.
Planet Life.
Seedship.
Nano Empire.
A Few Minutes of Glory.

Numbers, Cards, Dice, etc:
Dice World!
Pyramid13.
Numbers from ROot38.
Cards Alone.
Cribbage Pro.
Blackjack from the developers of Dice World!

I'll post more as I think of them. THere are several I need to test to see how well they work with Braille. Also, there are a lot of games out there that can be played by using a Braille display with one hand and the touchscreen with the other. A few examples of those are Crosswords from Standalone, Block Number and Wordundrum.
Please let me know if you have any questions about these games.

Submitted by Scott Davert on Thursday, October 29, 2020

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Skhye has provided a good list! There are several I have not tried, so will have to. Thank you!
I think Alter Ego is still available as well. I've played that with a braille display and didn't have any issues at all. I'm not a speech user, but also not a big gamer. The only game I play daily is Dice World.