[games_access] Game Accessibility not taken seriously enough?

BlazeEagle blazeeagle at suddenlink.net
Tue Mar 23 16:15:40 EDT 2010


Well, Game companies & game peripheral makers should combine their resources
to create a game accessibility consultation company. Once created, This
company could help take some of the burden off of game companies & game
peripheral makers.

Game companies & game peripheral makers would consult with this consultation
company before each game title & peripheral is developed to ensure their
products are reasonably accessible.

Being physically disabled myself, I DO understand that there are limits to
how accessible electronic games can be made. Each game genre offers
different types of challenges & that makes accessibility a cantankerous
issue to solve.

Sadly, It all boils down to money.

I hope I made some sense!

- BlazeEagle -
http://blazeeagle.blogspot.com/

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> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 20:11:29 +0100

> From: "Sandra Uhling" <sandra_uhling at web.de>

> Subject: [games_access] Serious Games Conference (DE)

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> Hello,

>

> I am very very very sad, angry .... and-what-ever ....

>

> I have the feeling that "Game Accessibility" is completely ignored.

> They are all very proud about the games and use the term "accessible",

> but in another way as we do :-(

>

> I wrote the organizer two years ago, that game accessibility is very!

> Important. But they do ignore it. (Or was someone asked to present

> something?)

>

> Serious Games are serious and I think they have a very high responsible.

> Special when they make games for schools. They say that the government has

> To support more projects. But they first should look at themselves.

>

> In Germany all kids are now allowed to go to a normal/regular school.

> And this will have also impact on media used in schools.

> When games are not accessible they cannot used in schools or it would be

> unfair...

>

>

> Microsoft has a new Project "IT Fitness" (is not exergaming :-) )

> It means that they would like to have more people who can use a computer

> and

> Know what they can do with it.

>

> They can do big wonder like Natal, but they cannot make a user

> configurable

> control?

> The commercial says windows 7 is great, but they cannot built in a

> Screenreader?

>

> Sandra, *very frustrated*

>

>

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> Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 23:57:18 +0100

> From: "Sandra Uhling" <sandra_uhling at web.de>

> Subject: [games_access] how to get the basis version of genesis

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> Hello,

>

> here is a short information how to download the basis version of genesis.

>

> @ Barrie, sorry that it took a little bit time.

>

>

> 1: Register:

> http://World-of-genesis.org -> Registrierung

> or

> http://world-of-genesis.org/index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=registers&

> Itemid=31

>

> Name, Last Name, Email, User name, password, password, job, company,

> address, post code, town, phone, fax, website,

> And where did you hear from this project. Click on "hier registrieren".

>

> 2. Click on the link in the email you get. (it is the link in the middle)

>

> 3. You get an email

>

> 4. Go tot he website http://www.world-of-genesis.org/ -> Login/Logoff

> Type in Benutzername (your user name) and your password

> -> Go to Download / Bestellung and click on "kostenlose

> genesis-Basisversion"

> (free basic version)

>

> (this I did not try out yet)

> 5. Install it. During installation you will need your registration data

> You can find it, when you loged in and go to this site:

> http://www.world-of-genesis.org/index.php?option=com_genesisuser&view=userde

> tails&Itemid=65

>

> Click on "Aktivierung f?r registrierungs- und kostenpflichtige Spiele".

>

> Best regards,

> Sandra

>

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