[games_access] "Guidelines for developing accessible games"

Barrie Ellis barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk
Fri Jun 9 02:45:03 EDT 2006


Regarding the "Guidelines for developing accessible games" web-site 
http://gameaccess.medialt.no/guide.php and http://gameaccess.medialt.no/ do 
you think MediaLT would consider working together with us?

Their guidelines are very dry, but there is a lot of very solid advice in 
there.

It would be improved by:

*Including us.
*Not being so dry.
*Using more acceptable language 
(www.bbc.co.uk/ouch/yourspace/worstwords/results6.shtml).
*More real-world examples that more people can relate to.
*Pictures, videos, audio clips, colour.
*Consideration that disabled gamers can include novice gamers and young 
children too.
*Examples of game genres and how to add accessibility features - from the 
simplest to the most involved.
*Links to recommended games with specific accessibility features.
*Perhaps design flow-charts to help with designing specific features


In the meanwhile, RetroRemakes have said that they plan to keep the 
"Accessibility Assistance" forum up on-line indefinitely: 
http://www.retroremakes.com/forum2/forumdisplay.php?f=84 - which could prove 
a useful resource to pick from in future.

Barrie
www.OneSwitch.org.uk
www.igda.org/accessibility








 





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