[games_access] Game Accessibility for Learning Disabled Gamers

hinn at uiuc.edu hinn at uiuc.edu
Sun May 7 20:54:29 EDT 2006


Yeah, scheduling things are getting a bit crazy for all of us
right now. i'm making up a calendar online of upcoming
conferences (yes! that sig calendar that's been on our "to do"
list forever!).

basically we've been invited to speak at develop brighton (gdc
europe isn't happening this year) and then there are a couple
other events we might be able to speak at including SIGGRAPH's
videogames conference, the Serious Games Summit, and Dutch
Game Days...and that's a lot for this year! but we need to
meet and talk about all of these and who is likely to be able
to attend which conferences. and on that note...that will be
my next posting to the list in a few minutes!

sorry i've been offline a lot lately gang -- surgery followed
by a bad viral infection of some sort that's been going around
hasn't made things super fun!

michelle

---- Original message ----
>Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 23:00:44 +0200
>From: "AudioGames.net" <richard at audiogames.net>  
>Subject: Re: [games_access] Game Accessibility for Learning
Disabled Gamers  
>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List"
<games_access at igda.org>
>
>Sorry, not me.... having trouble leaving Holland due to a
wild schedule!
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>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Ben Sawyer" <bsawyer at dmill.com>
>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List"
<games_access at igda.org>; 
>"IGDA GA mailing list" <games_access at igda.org>
>Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 3:21 PM
>Subject: Re: [games_access] Game Accessibility for Learning
Disabled Gamers
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>> 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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