[games_access] to Barrie. Real vs. Virtual
hinn at uiuc.edu
hinn at uiuc.edu
Thu Mar 16 22:22:52 EST 2006
shall i bring my xbox and shenmue 2 and show the darts game
with a switch controller for the accessibility arcade? yeah,
it's a hefty sucker but mo, kasey and i can handle the
---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 23:42:57 -0000
>From: "Barrie Ellis" <barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk>
>Subject: Re: [games_access] to Barrie. Real vs. Virtual
>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List"
<games_access at igda.org>
> If your TrackIR head tracker is the version from
> Natural Point then I'm pretty sure it's not quite
> the same thing (but it seems very similar to me).
> The following links should throw some more light:
> http://www.madentec.com/ - Then find the Head
> Tracker links on the left. These were used on the
> golf course.
> http://www.madentec.com/news/ra2000/ra2000.html -
> Madentec's archived pages on the Real Abilities golf
> I like the term Assistive Technology Golfers. With
> this gear coming down in price there should be more
> of this in the world. This will get a small mention
> in our presentation as I make use a golf game to
> talk about some good accessibility features.
> By the way, Robert - if you wanted to play Darts
> against people using the real thing, Shenmue II on
> your Xbox has a mini-game of Darts you could use.
> Shame the Xbox is anything but portable, as it
> weighs roughly 500kg. A free PC alternative is here
> with "One Button Dartz":
> http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/2/sd-sport.htm - not
> brilliant, but not bad either.
> ....I thought about taking a portable PS One with
> "Caesar's Palace" and an accessible controller
> to our local Westcliff Casino years ago with a
> disabled guy I was working for who enjoyed
> Roulette... I wondered what they would think of us
> turning up with this gear. Would they throw us out
> for having a system to beat the casino? And if they
> didn't, perhaps we should get a system...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Robert Florio
> To: games_access at igda.org
> Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 11:16 PM
> Subject: [games_access] to Barrie. Real vs.
> Virtual sports
> The golfing for quads and paraplegics was so
> amazing that's one technology when to use getting
> people like me and others out of their computer
> screens in their houses and onto the environment.
> It adds to the experience and also becomes
> something completely interacted in the real
> environment. Thanks for sharing I have to put a
> link on this technology on my site.
> it mentions they use the new tracker technology I
> wonder if that's the same thing I just bought but
> called TrackIR? What are they referring to in the
> video about the tracker technology?
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these are mediocre times and people are
losing hope. it's hard for many people
to believe that there are extraordinary
things inside themselves, as well as
others. i hope you can keep an open
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