[games_access] Game Accessibility for Learning Disabled Gamers

Jonathan Chetwynd j.chetwynd at btinternet.com
Fri May 5 08:55:30 EDT 2006


I really liked this from a very brief review. perhaps a review of  
resources that enable skills to be learned could be included?
We developed a small range of activities that help people learn the  
alphabet through highly motivational activities, and others that  
break down navigation skills into very small tasks, such as moving  
the mouse, or clicking. Many people find it very difficult to drag  
scroll bars, let alone click on the minute arrows at the bottom.

regards

Jonathan Chetwynd



On 5 May 2006, at 11:43, Barrie Ellis wrote:

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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