[games_access] Game Accessibility for Learning Disabled Gamers

Ben Sawyer bsawyer at dmill.com
Fri May 5 09:21:41 EDT 2006


Very cool we should feature a talk on this at Serious Games Summit DC.

Who's in?

- Ben
-----Original message-----
From: "Barrie Ellis" barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk
Date: Fri,  5 May 2006 06:43:45 -0400
To: "IGDA GA mailing list" games_access at igda.org
Subject: [games_access] Game Accessibility for Learning Disabled Gamers

> Re: http://www.game-accessibility.com/index.php?pagefile=cognitive
> 
> Totally with you on the lack of interest and work re. Learning Disabilities, 
> so great to see your page up and going.
> 
> 
> My background is in working for moderate to severely learning disabled 
> adults, although I still would not say that I am a complete expert. However, 
> obvious things games need:
> 
> Consideration that some players won't be able to read. Icons, photos and 
> symbols can be helpful. See: http://www.symbolworld.org/
> Simplified controls - think Atari VCS days.
> Easier settings and goals.
> 
> 
> All the best,
> 
> Barrie Ellis
> www.OneSwitch.org.uk
> www.igda.org/accessibility
> 
> 
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