[games_access] Origins of Accessible Gaming Historical search...

d. michelle hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Sun Jan 6 19:40:20 EST 2008

Hey Barrie -- I'm actually in the middle of doing a giant lit search
so let me see if we have it at our library here and then I can scan
it in and send it to you. Fun Facts about the University of Illinois:
The term "learning disabilities" was first coined by a researcher
here and our library is the third largest university library (behind
Harvard and Yale) in the country so finger's crossed that it's in our
database but I'm hoping it is just because we seem to have just about
everything ever published on the shelves. I'm going to the library
tomorrow actually so if it is I can get it pretty quickly. More after
I look at the university database!


>What I'm searching for:


>A paper entitled "Adapting Audio/Video Games for Handicapped

>Learners" written by Karen Hughes in 1981 (the more than

>controversial "Year of the Disabled") and published in a journal

>called "Teaching Exceptional Children". All I have presently is:





>Exceptional Children, v14 n2 p80-83 Nov 1981


>Adapting Audio/Video Games for Handicapped Learners: Part 1 (by Karen Hughes)

>"Guidelines for selecting electronic audio/video toys and games for

>children with handicaps are discussed, and information on 13 games

>(such as "Simon" and "Merlin") is provided. (CL)"




>Exceptional Children, v14 n3 p127-29 Dec 1981


>Adapting Audio/Video Games for Handicapped Learners: Part 2 (by Karen Hughes)

>"Suggestions are made for using special adaptive equipment to modify

>audiovisual toys and games for the severely handicapped or to create

>games to achieve specific purposes. Three board and electronic games

>and three television games are described in terms of selection

>factors. (CL)"




>If anyone can help with tracking down more on these two papers, I'd

>be very thankful. Seems like a local US based library may have the

>answers on microfiche. I've tried e-mailing the author but no luck

>as yet.


>Can I get any geekier? Probably!






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