[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. :)
>Very cool we should feature a talk on this at Serious Games Summit DC.
>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
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