[games_access] Fwd: How do blind people play games?

Tim Chase agdev at thechases.com
Wed Jun 30 17:38:03 EDT 2010


Got this one on the Blinux (Blind Linux users) mailing list and
thought some folks on here might be able to help Mario with some
basics.

-tim

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: How do blind people play games?
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:20:18 +0200
From: Mario Lang <mlang at teleweb.at>
Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
To: blinux-list at redhat.com

Hi.

I will be giving a talk at Libre Software Meeting 2010 in
Bordeaux about the above mentioned topic. I do know some
things but I am actually no hardcore gamer type of guy. So
I was thinking that it would be very interesting to hear
about your personal experiences so that I can avoid
forgetting about really cool things. I should probably
explain that this talk is in the context of a free software
conference, but I am not really limiting myself to free and
open source games only. This is not to promote non-free
software, rather the contrary, I'd like to inspire people to
maybe start working on free clones of the already existing
ideas.

So, if you are blind or visually impaired and you have
played any kind of computer games in the past, please let me
know about it. Was the game especially designed for your
disability, or did you use any tricks to make it playable?
If so, what tricks did you use? Or do you perhaps know of
any (alive) open source project which is somehow related to
gaming for the blind?

Let me know about it. And please reply fast, I am in the
middle of preparing the actual slides, so the earlier I get
your story the more likely I will be able to weave it in
properly.

Thanks.



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