Eyelander online

WESC learner Jade and WESC's Scientist Dr Jonathan Waddington with the innovative computer game to aid visual impairment
WESC learner Jade and WESC’s Scientist Dr Jonathan Waddington with the innovative computer game to aid visual impairment

Eyelander online: a therapeutic video game for vision rehabilitation

We want to improve engagement and access to effective vision training for visually impaired children and young people. We have previously collaborated with the University of Lincoln to design a prototype therapeutic video game called ‘Eyelander’ and pilot tested it with a small group of young people with visual field loss caused by cerebral vision impairment. Our goal is to collaborate with two local software development companies to develop a free-to-play online version of Eyelander.

This project is being coordinated by WESC Foundation with our academic partner (University of Lincoln), our game development partner (Mutant Labs Ltd.), and our web development partner (D2 Creative Ltd.). It is jointly funded by Comic Relief and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation as a Tech for Good award.

This development project is due to be completed by 15th January 2018. We will make further announcements about the launch of the game and website closer to this date. You may find more up-to-date information about the project through our Twitter handles @EyelanderGame and @wescfoundation.