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

hinn at uiuc.edu hinn at uiuc.edu
Mon Jan 16 17:44:27 EST 2006


Good one -- and points out that, hey, what happens when you
keep aging (because we all are) and can't do your favorite
pasttime any more?

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>Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 22:22:26 -0000
>From: "Barrie Ellis" <barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk>  
>Subject: Re: [games_access] The Right Thing vs. TheProfitable
Thing / GDC	T-Shirt  
>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List"
<games_access at igda.org>
>
>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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