[games_access] Introduction

Greg Rahn g at soundmindz.com
Wed Jul 23 14:24:33 EDT 2008


John, this is interesting. I definitely want to talk to you more. I
have to run to a meeting but I'll check out site and get back to you
later. Thanks for the link.
Greg
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On Jul 23, 2008, at 2:20 AM, John Bannick wrote:


> Greg,

>

> It's odd to read your post referring to "Designing Audio

> Concurrently With

> Game Design" at this particular moment.

>

> My company, 7-128 Software, builds mainstream casual computer games

> that

> are accessible.

>

> This morning I'm coding a tool for Perkins School for the Blind,

> here in

> Boston, that will let them edit content for some new children's games

> we're doing.

>

> Since some of their employees are blind, I'm including self-voicing

> and

> JAWS screen-reader access in the editor.

>

> So I'm sitting here waiting for the thing to compile, and browsing

> various

> fora. (I'm a member of the GA SIG.)

>

> Speaking as someone who's been doing UIs professionally for 30 years

> and

> audio UIs for the past 10 years, the audio part does affect the video

> part. It affects how you lay things out. It affects timing issues. It

> affects the information architecture. It affect platform choices.

> And it

> affects the time to delivery.

>

> Speaking as a game developer, the GA SIG and related fora such as

> oneswitch, ablegamers, and audyssey make a huge difference in getting

> software actually accessible. Aside from raising awareness, they

> provide

> sources of practical information as to what users with special needs

> want,

> what works, what does not work, resources available, and new products.

>

> Anyway, it's passing strange to read your post while doing exactly

> what

> you're referring to.

>

> Welcome and good luck at your conference.

>

> John Bannick

> CTO 7-128 Software

> www.7128.com

>

>

>

>

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