The games and software on this site are designed for people with a visual impairment, but sighted people are also able and welcome to enjoy any of these programs. All the software on this site is accessible both by sight and by sound.
I am hoping my software and games make a contribution to showing its possible to produce simple, quality and useful programs that are accessible, easy to use and free.
There are currently 6 free accessible games and 7 free accessible utilities.
My biggest game to date, Dragon Village, with its game content and audio quality, has become my most popular download.
My audio typing tutor, being free and accessible, is possibly the first of its kind. Given how important keyboard skills are for people with sight loss, this continues to be my most valued project.
All of the programs on this website are freeware and are the intellectuaal property of Martin Blythe, aka Rocky Waters. No alteration, claim of ownership or sale is permitted. You are allowed one copy free, for personal use, without warrantee, without liability. Please download and enjoy.
If you represent a commercial or not for profit organisation and wish to use this software in a professional capacity, or to redistribute my software, please email me for a full copy of my license agreement.
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All these games are written in Python and compiled for windows. The larger games, with sounds and visuals come with a self installer. This is a simple and lightweight installer with absolutely no addware or unwanted toolbars. Simply download and run.
The smaller games come as a one file executable. After downloading, you can place these in a folder of your choice. Perhaps create a folder called Rocky Waters in your documents folder. You can run the program from there, or if you want, you can set up a shortcut to run the file.
The game genre is a mix between strategy, RPG, and adventure. As village leader, You have to manage your village resources, solve puzzles and complete quests. You have around 100 villagers, but many demands on their time. You will have to defend against wolfpacks and gangs of outlaws. You can make goods in the village and sell them at market. You can win favour with the king, or earn respect from the gods. You can send villagers on journeys or take a quest from the village witch. The brave may even choose to visit the dragon, the choice is yours
Your mission, should you decide to accept it is to:
- Defeat the outlaws
- Clear the forest of wolves
- Build a manor for the King
- and, somehow, quell that pesky dragon
The game has an unfolding storyline and comes with low vision graphics and many atmospheric sound effects. The game has automatic screen reader detection and full screen reader support, It comes as a self installer and has full instructions in the game.
This is a take on the classic space invaders game. the game includes 30 waves of aliens, a variety of ship sounds, mother ships, accuracy bonuses, and special attacks. Special attacks include missiles, electric strikes, rapid fire and force fields. With retro low vision graphics and stereo audio, this game can be played by sight or by sound. The game has screen reader support, and a choice of background music. The sound panning and aiming allows accurate aiming with stereo headphones. I am hoping you find this game a real blast. It comes as a self installer and has full instructions in the game.
This board game can be described as a 3D version of connect 4. The aim of the game is to complete a line of 4 beads. Sounds simple but quickly becomes a challenge. The game has both SAPI and screen reader support There is background music and some simple sound effects. The game has adjustable low vision graphics and can be played by sight or by sound. The game is for 1 person against the computer or for 2 people. There is computer assistance to help a younger player and several helpful keys to help audio navigation of the board. A help file can be launched during the game at any time. It comes with a self installer.
A short text based adventure game. Works out of the box with any screen reader.I always wanted a white rabbit called Monty, who could read poetry. It comes as a single file and the game is self explanatory as it runs. Note google chrome flags this as a potential unsafe download, but microsoft edge views it as safe. which it is, but avoid if worried.
This is my take on the dice game known as pig. Being text based, it works out of the box with any screen reader. It has 5 computer opponents, each having differing playing styles. Come and meet Private Parts, corporal Punishment, Major Disaster, General Dogsbody and Marshal Arts. Beware Marshal Arts seems to hit anything he wishes. It comes as a single file and the game takes you through the instructions as you play.
A short text based strategy game. You start with 100 bags of grain and 100 hungry peasants. You need to grow food, prevent floods and guard against bandits. There is a weather forecast to help you plan for droughts, sunny spells, rain or those dreaded floods. The aim of the game is to survive 10 seasons and add to your game score. Works out of the box with any screen reader. My dragon village game has its humble roots in this game. This simple version comes as a single file and takes you through the instructions as you play.
This is a collection of accessible software, designed to be either useful or educational. All are written in python and compiled for windows. The larger programs with sounds and visuals come with a self installer. This is a simple and lightweight installer with absolutely no addware or unwanted toolbars. Simply download and run.
The smaller programs come as a one file executable. After downloading, you can place these in a folder of your choice. Perhaps create a folder called Rocky Waters in your documents folder. You can run the programs from there, or if you want, you can set a short cut to the executable file.
This program is designed to be a simple but practical guide to learning to touch type. Good keyboard skills are vital for any VI computer user. The audio typing tutor is a complete training resource to take the student from beginner to confident touch typist. Features: Finger exercises, word exercises, and whole sentence exercises. Accuracy tracking and typing speed feedback as you advance. Ability to adjust audio speeds, audio voice and audio volumes. Ability to choose a variety of high contrast solutions, and font sizes. Has a variety of music to choose from as you type. Has auto detection and support for screen readers. It has 6 human voices and many exercises for testing speed as wel as accuracy. The program comes with a self installer and full instructions are available within the program.
This diary is designed to be simple but practical. Version 2 has been updated to include Calendars for 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Features include: Hot keys to navigate next day, next week, or next month. A hotkey to skip to the next date with an entry. Ability to add time slots and appointments. Ability to add reminders. Ability to choose a variety of high contrast solutions. Has auto detection of todays date. Has auto detection and support for screen readers. The program comes with a self installer and full instructions are available within the program.
Version 2.0 is backwards compatible, release date 01 Dec 2018.
This program is easier to use and quicker than my older password scrambler. The encryption is just as powerful but all goes on behind the scenes. These days, most folks have many passwords and other confidential information. Remembering them all becomes a hassle and keeping them secure is not easy. Using a pen and paper is not ideal and also not an option for people with a visual impairment. This program is designed to keep your passwords and other important data totally safe, but also easy to get at. Being menu driven the program is easy to use and quick. You can create different files, such as "gamePasswords", "webPageLogins" or "creditCardNumbers". The program features include an optional random password generator and a quick copy password to clipboard ability. Now you can generate strong passwords that you dont have to remember or even type. From now on, your master password is the only thing you have to remember. The program comes with a self installer and full instructions are available within the program.
This program is a model of our solar system. Primarily an educational tool, it is also fun to use. It has low vision graphics, music, and audio output, including an audio description of the working model. The program has screen reader support, with auto detection of an active screen reader. The model is scientifically accurate, in that the sizes of planets, speeds of planets, and distance of orbits are all accurately scaled relative to Earth. As the 4 outer gas planets are much more distant and go slower than the 4 inner rocky planets, there is a zoom out and speed up feature. There is also an orbit tracer to track the motion of each planet. The program comes with much information about geology, atmosphere, temperatures, moons and myths and legends for each planet. The music is the planet suite by Holst. I am hoping you find this program both interesting and informative. The program comes with a self installer and full instructions are available within the program.
Designed for the low vision user, this utility gives a full screen block of numerous colours. Enjoy mixing lights or mixing up paints. The colours are named along with the primary ingredients. It has both SAPI and screen reader support. It is as much an educational tool as a game. I am hoping it either helps folks see colours, or helps explain colours. The program comes with a self installer and the user can access the instructions at any time.
This program is a console style, but powerful, encryption machine. On the downside this scrambler does not manage your passwords for you. On the upside, its very flexible and can even encrypt whole files. This password scrambler will enable you to encrypt passwords, short phrases or whole files, be it your diary or a copy of your will. You can safely keep these where you like, either on an external hard drive or on your computer. You can then unscramble what you want, when you want. Choose a strong master password and rest assured, your data is safe. This utility comes as a single executable file and takes the user through the instructions as it runs. Note google chrome flags this as a potential unsafe download, but microsoft edge views it as safe. which it is, but avoid if worried.
This short utility enables you to capture any text to speech voice and save the output to a wave file for later use. It can be used for saving short messages for games, saving notes to hand out to your students, saving wave files for presentations, or listening to your lecture notes on your daily commute into college. It can convert text from the clipboard, from the keyboard or from a whole text file. If you wish to change the voice simply select whatever SAPI5 voices you have installed in the control panel. The utility comes as a single file executable and the instructions are presented step by step as the program runs. Note google chrome flags this as a potential unsafe download, but microsoft edge views it as safe. which it is, but avoid if worried.