Use Braille and Access Technology to Craft Accessible Games
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Recruiting Organization: Saavi Services for the Blind
Saavi Services for the Blind is in need of a Game Adapter at our Tucson, AZ campus!
Our volunteers provide us with the organizational capacity to continue working towards our vision: A world where blind individuals are equal contributors locally, nationally and throughout the world, demonstrating it is not what you can see; it is what you can do.
Saavi Services for the Blind is a blindness rehabilitation training center providing skills training in nonvisual techniques to people of all ages.
Whether a student is new to blindness or has received training in the past and would like to learn new skills, our goal is to provide skills training so our students may lead productive, independent lives. Our programs serve individuals of all ages, from children to seniors, all with the goal of providing confidence and skill-building opportunities through training and education.
How you’ll help us:
Saavi is in need of someone who can use a variety of strategies to help us adapt popular games for accessibility. These games will be enjoyed by students and staff for years to come. Our ideal volunteer can give up to 15 hours a month to:
- Utilize braille, assistive technology, and other strategies to adapt various card and board games
- Work with Children and Youth staff to make sure games meet the needs of a wide variety of students
- Update previously adapted games to meet current standards of accessibility
Sometimes it is hard to believe in the effectiveness of nonvisual skills if you have never observed them in action. For this reason, we believe that role modeling is a key part of our training program. Thus, all employees and volunteers go through basic immersion training. This training allows staff to not only gain nonvisual skills but also to gain a deeper understanding of a positive philosophy of blindness.
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Fee Amount: None
This opportunity is recurring
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March 1, 2022
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