[games_access] Game Accessibility for Learning Disabled Gamers

d. michelle hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Fri May 5 08:53:04 EDT 2006


That's my hometown! :)

Did you mean to have a session on learning disabilities and 
accessibility or an overall game accessibility presentation? I'm in, 
especially as I would have free room and board there. :)

Michelle

>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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