[games_access] what to have in an accessibility arcade?

Thomas Westin thomas at pininteractive.com
Sun Mar 8 16:08:54 EDT 2009


thanks Barrie!
/Thomas

On 8 mar 2009, at 11.51, Barrie Ellis wrote:


> Hi Thomas,

>

> I'd recommend having a sift through the Accessible Gaming Shop here:

>

> http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/1/AGS.htm

>

> My personal recommendations?

>

> Switches: Have always liked Able-Net switches (come in three

> different sizes and all different colours) as these are so tough and

> well made.

>

>

> Switch Interface: Loads here: http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/1/AGS/AGS-switch/3/Console.htm

> .

>

> a. Best PS3 switch interface: Playstation SAP adapter from LEPMIS -

> but needs lots of additional switches and controllers to make

> comfortable to use.

>

> b. Best all rounder: C-SID. All controls are digital in effect

> (although the Xbox 360 allows you to connect a wired JoyPad that you

> can use the analogue controls with). The C-SID can connect to PC and

> PS2 from the go. With additional adapters can connect to Xbox 360,

> PS3, Wii (as a JoyPad), Gamecube, Xbox or Dreamcast (no analogue

> stick facility for DC).

>

> c. Great starting point: Dream-Gamer controller - with a choice of

> head-controller, mini-joystick or extra switch sockets.

>

> Cheapest: RJ Cooper Game Controllers

>

>

> Sip-Puff: I've only ever used Origin's Sip/Puff switches - but they

> worked very well: http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/1/AGS/AGS-switch/1/switches.htm

>

>

> Haptics: Would bow to others with more knowledge on this.

>

>

> Audio: Ditto.

>

>

> Single-hand Controllers: I have had a number of people complain that

> they have not got on with the Access Controller. I'd recommend a

> DragonPlus RPG DuoCon2 - if you can get hold of one. I have some old

> ones that need repairing - but nothing new at the minute.

>

>

> Hand-held Dance Mats: Have these in - only type I'm aware of http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/1/AGS/AGS-various.htm

>

>

> Large Joystick: Quasicon - if you can get hold of one. Works great

> on most games consoles.

>

> Switch Mounts: Flexzi and Maxcess are recommended.

>

> Head-Tracker: Take a look here: http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/1/AGS/AGS-head.htm

> - I like natural point.

>

> Hope that's of some help?

>

> Barrie

> www.OneSwitch.org.uk

>

>

>

>> so what is the best stuff available today? E.g

>> -switch controllers?

>> -sip and puff devices?

>> -haptics, e.g the haptic glove setup for Blind Hero?

>> -audio, perhaps 5.1 surround headphones?

>> -on screen keyboards?

>> -single hand controllers?

>> -hand-held dance mats?

>> -biofeedback devices; Emotiv or NIA?

>

>

>

>

>

>

>

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Westin" <thomas at pininteractive.com

> >

> To: "IGDA Accessibility SIG Mailing List Games"

> <games_access at igda.org>

> Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 8:58 PM

> Subject: [games_access] what to have in an accessibility arcade?

>

>

>> Hi all,

>>

>> I'll build an accessibility arcade at the university for research,

>> and I'd like to compile a list of the latest and greatest hardware

>> and software to include - especially hardware which is the most

>> expensive part. It was a while since I updated my view of this so

>> any input is welcome

>>

>> so what is the best stuff available today? E.g

>> -switch controllers?

>> -sip and puff devices?

>> -haptics, e.g the haptic glove setup for Blind Hero?

>> -audio, perhaps 5.1 surround headphones?

>> -on screen keyboards?

>> -single hand controllers?

>> -hand-held dance mats?

>> -biofeedback devices; Emotiv or NIA?

>>

>> and so on...

>>

>> /Thomas

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