[games_access] Re: games_access Digest, Vol 6, Issue 5

Reid Kimball rkimball at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 16:44:25 EST 2005

How does it work from the user input? If they can use their eyes,
maybe use this software with the Sony Eye Toy for other games.

Can't wait until the eye toy reads more info from the player's face
and relays it to the game. but that's a different topic, :)


On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 21:22:53 -0000, Barrie Ellis
<barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk> wrote:
> Remebering Richard's recent e-mail, I've just found the following video
> clips on-line of a switch-gamer:
> http://www.assistiveware.com/switchmovies.php
> Great bit of technology too - perhaps something similar will be made to run
> on games consoles too one day...
> Barrie
> www.OneSwitch.org.uk
> > ps: A few weeks ago I was filming some clips for an educational package on
> > web accessibility. Here I also filmed two clips of a person with MSA-II
> > (heavy motoric disability, the person does everything mostly with his
> > head)
> > playing Bookworm using two methods: a mouthstick (with which he was very
> > quick to play the game) and voice commands using Dragon Natural Speak
> > (which
> > slowed the game down a lot compared to the mouthstick). We're going to put
> > the (dutch-language) clips in the educational package in any case (the
> > clips
> > are meant to show how people with disabilities use the internet). Maybe
> > it's
> > an idea to get some footage of other people with disabilities playing
> > games
> > (or miserable failing to play games, which is also very informative). We
> > could put them on the GA-SIG website perhaps? My experience is that
> > there's
> > still a big gap between game developers and people with disabilities (an
> > almost similar gap as between flash designers and people with
> > disabilities).
> > But when you show them an example of Johhny X, 22 years old, trying to
> > play
> > Game Y, which he has trouble with because he's deaf, or has a muscle
> > disorder, then perhaps you could raise awareness of this subject.
> > Over at the AudioGames.net website you can already view several clips of
> > blind children playing computer games (Drive, The Curb Game (very short)
> > and
> > Demor).
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