[games_access] The ALERT Project is Finally Out

John Bannick jbannick at 7128.com
Wed Feb 27 17:06:15 EST 2008


Folks,

Our company just released the Accessible Learning through Entertainment and
Recreation Tools (ALERT) project.

It's a free on-line service for people searching for free or low-cost
accessible computer games suitable for learning or rehabilitative environments.

It provides the following:

1. Where to get those accessible games
2. What to look for in selecting those games
3.How to apply those games to learning objectives
4. Who to go to for help

The accessibility accommodations include blindness, low vision, color
blindness, deafness, motion impairment, and cognitive impairment.

The ALERT project is being publicized to school psychologists, special
education teachers, geriatric care managers, the early stage Alzheimer's
community, and the brain training market. Hopefully it'll get some
accessible games into the hands of people who can use them.

And yes, the free ALERT Game Book that is part of the project is indeed
very similar to the one I sent to Thomas for the GDC DVD. However, the
text in this ALERT Game Book is focused on educators and caregivers rather
than developers.

BTW. Some of you may know that it was a school psychologist's request for
information on this site that prompted the ALERT project.

If anyone here knows an educator or caregiver who might want to use
accessible computer games for their work, its a good resource, totally
free, and doesn't ask for an email address or require registration.

The ALERT project is at www.7128.com

(And I am soooo glad that's finally done. So I can get back to actually
coding.)

John Bannick
CTO
7-128 Software



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