[games_access] RobertFlorio catching up. GDC scholars workingongame invitation

AudioGames.net richard at audiogames.net
Fri May 5 18:08:15 EDT 2006


Wow, good suggestions Barrie! Never thought about default controls and Dwell 
Clicking!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barrie Ellis" <barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk>
To: "IGDA GA mailing list" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] RobertFlorio catching up. GDC scholars 
workingongame invitation


> Re. Universally Accessible game project:
>
> I like the fact that you are always aiming high, Robert. Bear in mind 
> non-English speaking people, and gamers for which the likes of Penalty! 
> (http://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/kidsonly/games/footy/footy.htm 
>   ) are about the limit.
>
> Getting the interface right will be quite a challenge. I agree with 
> Richard too that getting documentation out there on *Game Accessibility 
> Design Issues* would be so helpful. I wish there was more out there now 
> for the programmers due to start the new Retro Remakes competition 
> (www.retroremakes.com ) on the 1st of June.
>
> If the game is to be playable with a single button, I'd recommend 
> following this basic standard:, which should ensure compatibility with 
> virtually all switch interfaces:
>
>
> For PC and Macintosh computers, The SPACE BAR and LEFT MOUSE button should 
> both function as the default player one control. The default PLAYER TWO 
> control should be operated via The RETURN key and RIGHT MOUSE button. The 
> ESCAPE key should function as a way to QUIT.  Again, allow users to 
> user-define their controls if they wish to break from this standard. All 
> this should ensure compatibility with vast majority of switch interfaces.
>
>
> For Head Tracker users the ability to use a mouse alone with 'Dwell 
> Clicking' (hover about to make a selection) would be great to investigate 
> too.
>
> Good luck!
>
> Barrie
> www.OneSwitch.org.uk
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Robert Florio
> To: games_access at igda.org
> Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 8:23 PM
> Subject: [games_access] RobertFlorio catching up. GDC scholars working 
> ongame invitation
>
>
> Hello everyone I've been extremely busy with school, trying to start new 
> therapy, and trying to get a video game started for completion for the 
> next GDC 2007.  A few scholars from this year including myself are working 
> on a game and we are going to try to make it universally accessible.  If 
> anyone would like to contribute to it perhaps team up with myself to be a 
> backup in consolidating information to get it accessible or maybe can help 
> with programming I'm sure you are welcome to the team.  This is an 
> invitation hopefully it works.  Anyway is I haven't caught out with a lot 
> of you think I so much for your progress in game accessibility.
>
> I plan on working on research possibly and creating a top 10 list for 
> gamers with physical disabilities at www.game-accessibility.com as 
> moderator of the gamers with physical disabilities section.  Thank you 
> Richard and Sanders for that opportunity setting me up with that.
> Robert
> www.RobertFlorio.com
>
>
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