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

AudioGames.net richard at audiogames.net
Wed Mar 2 18:15:29 EST 2005

Hi Barrie,

What an amazing movie. I'd like to see some footage of the gamer as well, to 
see how he uses the switch to perform the actions. I understand the software 
but I don't yet understand how to control such a menu with just one 

Good example, Barry!



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barrie Ellis" <barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk>
To: <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 10:22 PM
Subject: [games_access] Re: games_access Digest, Vol 6, Issue 5

> 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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