[games_access] teaching accessibility

Ashley Canning ashley.canning at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 09:12:08 EDT 2009


I am currently developing an accessable game with our team Rubix Studios.
There have been some various articles written on the subject, most are very
dated. (1994) Some things I can advise you to take a look at are:

1) Inputs (avoiding analog sticks as some homebrew devices (ie..one switch)
do not support the use)
2) Simple controls
3) Adjustable game speeds (for all aspects of game play)

1) Adjustable/changeable font sizes and colours. (for visual impairments)
2) Possible game play involving sound

1) Subtitles
2) Vibration controllers

Other than the above a high level of user to game to user feedback should be
available this is quite important in understanding the game environment.

Any other questions, do not hesitate to contact.

Ashley Canning
Rubix Studios.

On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 1:36 PM, Siobhan Thomas <four at nucleus.com> wrote:

> Dear all,


> I run the games program at London South Bank University in the UK and am

> looking for resources which I can use to teach game accessibility within the

> course. Do you have suggested any book, journal article suggestions?


> It would be good to know if there is a comprehensive set of guidelines you

> can suggest?


> Finally, do you know of a quick list (e.g. the top 10 things you can do to

> make your games accessible)--I know this is hard considering the diverse

> range of impairments and disabilities but I would just use something like

> this as a starting point...


> siobhan

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