Meta-model of serious game mechanics for deaf and blind

Last updated 11 October 2017


Aid in tasks for the creation of a game engine for the blind and/or deaf so that they create their own games, enabling them the creative process of creating games.

This internship will be at laboratory GILT (Games Interaction Learning Technologies), , in ISEP, Porto, Portugal.

Work done is included in the projects Virtual Sign, ACE, I-ACE, the goal of these projects is to give accessibility to people that have different abilities, such as blind, deaf and other. Virtual Sign has gestures for all languages bidirectional translation, which means a text can be converter to a 3D avatar's gestures, and the gestures someone makes can be translated to text, this eases communication between non-sign language users, and sign language users.

There is current work in serious games such as games for the deaf, blind and right now a collectible card game for blind, deaf and others.

These projects are very large and complex, so it is expected that the new comer only does a small portion for this big project, so he can contribute in a meanful way, yet feasible.

The task is:
Creation of a model based on the architecture of Bloom (1956) or others, that relate as game mechanics and learning to deaf and blind. This model is also used in the creation of small serious games that test these mechanics show results. The tests should be adequate for the deaf and the blind to play alone as cooperatively.

The duration can be negotiated.

To apply please send an email to

Job related skills

  1. Unity 5 (can be learnt while doing the project).
  2. C# or Python (basic knowledge).


  • Good ambient, teamwork in the GILT lab.
  • Computers, resoureces and other hardware (like sensors and controllers) related to games avaiable for free from the lab.
  • Help and advisement from experts working in the same project.
  • Participation in the project of Virtual Sign, ACE and I-ACE.
  • Beautiful and peaceful city of Porto.
  • Official certification given by Professor Paula Escudeiro.





Study Domain(S)

Computer Science & IT

Valid until

9 April 2018



Study Degree



Not Paid



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