Hello and welcome to the Triple Tap Tech Entertainment guide. We will list and given time expand on the apps, devices and services that are available out there to keep your mind active and pass away any boring times. If there are any stuff that you think wee should include in this guide then Email us at TripleTapTech@outlook.com and we will consider it.
Accessible Minesweeper is an remake of a Microsoft classic. In this audio game you are tasked with detecting and defusing a mine field.. Accessible minesweeper is only available on iOS and costs £0.99.
Audio Rush is a fast pace accessible arcade game. Your aim is to collect as much points as possible while avoiding obstacles by flicking right and left. Audio Rush is only available on iOS and is free.
This is a great game that is available for both iOS and Android. It costs £4.99 but is worth the money. In this game you are a wizard that is able to cast audio spells to vanquish invading demons. The demons are made up of different elements and you must cast the right spell to vanquish the demon. The game has many levels and the difficulty increases with each. We have found this game to be very addictive and it is great to pass a short amount of time.
Auto Moto Championship
This is a motorbike racing game that has been specifically designed for people with sight loss and can be played just with audio alone. The aim of the game is to race your bike around the race track and not crash, do this as fast as you can to win the race and progress through the game and open up new race courses and bikes. It controls can take a little to get used to but it is definitely worth mastering. It is only available on ios and costs £2.99
Blindfold Collection of Games
Blindfold Games is a collection of audio games designed by Marty Schultz. There are over 90 games to play, which include Bowling, Space Invaders, Wheel of Fortune, Blackjack and many more. Blindfold Games are only available on iOS and are free.
This is a fighting role playing game that has been specifically designed for people with a visual impairment. You play the role of a new gladiator during the roman times and you have to defend and fight against other gladiators in order to progress through the game. During the game you can also purchase new armor and weapons that will help you in your quest to become the greatest gladiator. The controls are a bit difficult to master but this game will keep you occupied for hours. This game is available on iOS and costs £2.99
Blind Quest The Enchanted Castle
Blind quest is a fantasy role playing game. In this audio game you play as a knight who has been asked to help princess Helen safe her kingdom. Defeat the ghosts and enchanted monsters to safe the relm. Blind quest costs £4.99 and is available on iOS and PC.
Circus Masters Revenge.
This game is a role playing game in which you a kidnaped by a psychopathic circus master who pits you against others for the enjoyment of his circus. This game has a great story and we love the sarcastic overtures of the circus master. We would say however that this game is not suitable for younger children due to the content of the story. This game is available on ios and is free to get but has in app purchases.
Clever Clues is a mental word solving audio game. You are given a selection of letters in order to solve 6 clues from 4 categories. Each category has 30 clews to solve. Clever Clues is only available on iOS and is free.
The game of running blind. This is a endless runner horror game.. Your aim is to outrun zombies, escape the grave hands and avoid the dastardly crows. Fear costs £3.99 and is available on iOS and android.
Frequency missing is a short mystery adventure game. You play as a reporter who’s friend and colleague has mysteriously vanished. Solve clews in order to solve the mystery. Frequency missing is free and available on iOS and android.
Game World is the first accessible social game room designed by Huboodle. There are many games available to play with your friends and family. These include pirate poker, Battle Cats, Hangman and many more. Game World is only available on iOS and is free. .
Land of livia
Land of Livia is a text based fantasy adventure game. In this game you have to solve a number of missions to discover a dark mystery. Land of Livia is only available on iOS and is free.
Pitch Black Audio Pong
This audio game is a remake of a classic. The aim of the game is to try and score a point while stopping your opponent gaining a point. Audio pong costs 1.99 and is available on iOS, Android and PC.
Zany Touch Lite
Zany touch lite is a fun interactive audio game. Touch swipe and shake your device in the correct sequence. . The more you get right the faster the level gets.. Zenny touch lite is only available on iOS and is a free app.
Alexa skills are used on the Amazon Echo range of smart speakers. To use them on your speaker simply say “Alexa play” then the skills name. “Alexa play Beat the Intro”.
This is a great skill for passing a short amount of time. You have to think of something such as an animal or object and then Alexa will ask you questions to try and guess what you are thinking.
Beat the Intro
This is a music quiz skill that plays you a small sample of a song and you have to guess the song title and singer or band. You can also get music packs for it that quiz you about music from different genres or decades. This can be a very addictive game and is good for keeping the mind active and passing some time.
This is based on the TV Quiz how of the same name. The idea is that you have to answer three questions but the answer have to be right and score the lowest possible points in order to win the quiz. Hence the name Pointless. This is a good quick game that is ideal for passing a short amount of time.
RuneScape. One Piercing Note
This is an interactive story that put you in a nunnery that has had a series of murders take place. During the events of the story you have to make choices and solve puzzles in order to progress through the story. This is a very immersive and time consuming skill and it will definitely pass the hours away.
This is a general knowledge quiz in which you have 1 minute to answer as many questions as possible in order to be crowned the Trivia Hero of The day. This skill can be played solo or with other players. It is great to pass a short amount of time and keep your mind active.
This is a digital assistant that is available on some smart speakers that comes in a few forms from the relevantly cheep Echo Dot which costs £50 to the premium Echo Show 10 Which costs £230. Amazon Alexa is also available in the form of an app that you can get on both Android and IoS. Alexa lets you give it voice commands to enable you to open an Audible Book to playing games to listening to the radio. The list is endless in what this can do. You do however need an active internet connection to use this Alexa Enabled Devices.
Ipad or Iphone.
This is a highly accessible smart phone t or tablet that gives you access to loads of way to access Entertainment. You can get Audiobooks from many sources like RNIB Library, Local Library’s services like BookBox and the fantastic Audible subscription service from Amazon. you can also use this device to access Audio Games and Stream music and videos from streaming services like You Tube, Netflix, Apple Music and loads more. Some Games for this have also been designed for use for low vision and have audio ques and haptic ques to help infor the player of what is going on.
The Amazon Fire TV comes is many different formats from the Fire TV Stick to the Nebular Soundbar to the Fire TV Cube and cost between £50 to £190. The fire TV is Accessible to some degree with its inbuilt accessibility solutions which include magnification and Voice view. At this time not all apps support these functions. The fire TV gives you access to everything on the Amazon Eco system from Prime Videos with Audio Description to Amazon Music and Audible. The Fire TV also comes with Alexa built into it so you can do most things that you can on your Amazon Echo. On the Fire TV you can also download apps for streaming content to playing games and there is a lot to choose from. The fire TV connects to your Television and will turn any TV into a smart TV.
Playstation 4 or Pro
The PlayStation 4 has inbuilt options to increase the text size and invert the colours. unlike the Xbox it dose not have an inbuilt screen reader for use in the UK. Some games for the PlayStation have audio and haptic clues built into them to help when playing. The PlayStation is also an excellent entertainment centre. You can access many different service like Netflix or YouTube by downloading their apps.
Xbox One S or X
This is one of the most accessible counsels ever designed. You have the option to enable Magnification and is the only one in the UK that has a screen reader built into it called Narrator. For yous that are familiar with Windows this is the same screen reader here. The Xbox also has some games that are accessible to play for instance Mine-craft works with the Narrator to enable you to progress through the on screen menus however it will not describe the game-play. The Xbox is also a great entertainment system in which you can download apps for most streaming services like Netflix and You tube. Finally the Xbox has in game and system communication which lets you talk to other people who have an Xbox or Microsoft account. Some Games for this have also been designed for use for low vision and have audio ques and haptic ques to help inform the player of what is going on.
This is a music streaming service that is delivered by Amazon and can be used on different devices from you smartphone to computer to smart tv and Alexa devices. It has access to millions of songs and is include at a basic level on amazon prime. It has several different tiers of subscription levels starting from £3.99 up to £14.99 per month, for a family plan that gives you up to six different accounts. Amazon music is one of only a hand full of subscription services that can give you access to UHD Audio which greatly improves the sound that you get from premium devices and headphones, but for everyday listening a standard account works just fine.
Apple Music lets you stream millions of songs directly to your device of choice from your Iphone to Computer to smart TV to Alexa. It lets you access music that you can download or stream to your device and has almost every song that has been made on it. It is a subscription service and costs £9.99 a month for a single subscription or £14.99 a month for a family membership which give you up to six different accounts.
Audible is the world leading Audio Book Streaming service from Amazon. It is available on many different devices from smartphones to computers to smart speakers and event the Apple Watch. This service has a basic subscription price of £7.99 per month and this will give you one credit to use on a book of your choice. When you purchase your audio book the book is yours to keep even if you were to pause or cancel your subscription. Audible had the biggest range of audio books and they are usually released when the printer version is out so there is no need to wait to read the next best seller.
This is a new video streaming service that has just been released by Disney. It is available across different platforms from Smart phones to computers. This service gives you access to a lot of Disney content and content from Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic. This service is great for a wee trip down memory lane and to keep the kids entertained. It costs £5.99 per month.
Netflix is a video streaming service that can be accessed across different digital devices from smart tv to computers to tablets to smartphones. This service gives you access to thousands of movies Tv shows and documentary’s. It costs £8.99 per month for a basic subscription if you want to get the content in HD and UHD it costs £11.99 per month.
You Tube is a video streaming service that can be accessed across almost every device. On here you will find content that can be uploaded by anyone. This can range from old documentary’s and TV shows to how to guides and product reviews. Basically you will be able to find anything you want on here. If you create a You Tube channel you can also upload your own content and make it available to the world. you can find You Tube at http://www.youtube.com