[games_access] I need copies of any game Accessibility Syllabus

Roome, Thomas C thomas.roome at student.utdallas.edu
Sat Mar 1 04:12:32 EST 2008


Hi everyone, I am Tom Roome and I a have been assigned to develop an education game Accessibility web site. I need some examples of course syllabus for game accessibility. Yes, I know all about the game Accessibility web site already, but my boss wants something for the University. Please, send me whatever you have. So far, me and my department keep going around in circles try to figure out the best way to teach this information to our students. I was in SL with a island that I was developing as a education space, but never could get the University to support me fully, and they took to island a way.

I would be open to all ideas to teach this subject.

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Thank You,
Tom Roome
ATEC Teacher Assistant
The University of Texas at Dallas
E-mail: thomas.roome at student.utdallas.edu



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From: games_access-bounces at igda.org on behalf of John Bannick
Sent: Wed 2/27/2008 4:06 PM
To: games_access at igda.org
Subject: [games_access] The ALERT Project is Finally Out



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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