[games_access] The Right Thing vs. TheProfitable Thing / GDC T-Shirt

Barrie Ellis barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk
Mon Jan 16 17:22:26 EST 2006


A statistic and article here that may be useful re. the potential 
profitability of accessibility:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4608920.stm

" Most new gadgets are designed for agile hands. Talk of the latest gadgets 
tends to be about sleek, shiny gizmos with little buttons and copious 
functions. But the big growth area for consumer electronics may lie with 
something less flashy than the latest music player from Apple or mobile from 
Motorola. Instead, the future may lie in devices that care for an aging 
population, used to living on their own and with money to spend. The issue 
is particular pressing in the US, where there are currently 36 million 
Americans over the age of 65.
More pressingly, the generation of baby boomers coming, with 5,500 of them 
turning 65 every day. "

Barrie
www.OneSwitch.org.uk






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