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

hinn at uiuc.edu hinn at uiuc.edu
Mon Jan 16 19:06:54 EST 2006


Ooooohhh...good opening line!

>Personally, I think this is the biggest selling point of Game
Accessibility: 
>"here's all your customers now and here's how you're going to
lose them over 
>time..."
>
>Anyone by any chance seen this movie:
>
>http://home.cwru.edu/%7Etss9/videos/mtvghole_grannygamer.mov
>
>Nice example although she doesn't seem to have any
accessibility problems...
>
>Greets,
>
>Richard
>
>
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: <hinn at uiuc.edu>
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>Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 11:44 PM
>Subject: Re: [games_access] The Right Thing vs.
TheProfitableThing / GDC 
>T-Shirt
>
>
>> 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?
>>
>> ---- Original message ----
>>>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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