[games_access] Games to Demo - A Checklist
hinn at uiuc.edu
Sat Nov 20 13:15:24 EST 2010
I usually see speech included with sensory limitations -- for example it's not unusual to see a department of "speech and hearing" sciences at hospitals and universities. I imagine that the title goes to the difficulty it is to know if you are saying something correctly without therapy if you are deaf or otherwise hearing impaired.
So it's a confusing one but one that seems likely to cross over into cognitive, mobility and sensory disabilities. So I guess in my opinion it should be a separate consideration given that many with speech impairments won't feel comfortable playing with "team speak" types of thing and I know a lot of people who have said that if they see someone not using such a thing they won't play with them because they assume they are "newbies" (the "nicer" worded explanation I've heard) and would slow their team down. Pressed further, those same individuals have said that they also assume or have been told that the person has a disability and therefore might slow them down. A frustrating thing, for sure.
Note: the above wasn't a big study -- just what I've learned from talking to gamers and game devs over the years.
On Nov 20, 2010, at 4:14 AM, Barrie Ellis wrote:
> Great list, Sandra. I wouldn't have Speech as it's own category, personally. I see it as a cross over item (Cognitive and Physical) - just as there are other cross overs.
> From: "Sandra Uhling" <sandra_uhling at web.de>
> Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2010 9:48 AM
> To: "'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'" <games_access at igda.org>
> Subject: Re: [games_access] Games to Demo - A Checklist
>> Hi Brannon,
>> maybe this helps more?
>> This is a "working draft". I still collect things :-)
>> One point is that you can use a mainstream game very often.
>> The limitation is made on the gamers side. Here some
>> Game example maybe could help. Write back when you need some.
>> @all: is this useful to explain limitations?
>> 5 How to check a game
>> 5.1 Visual
>> * Play without screen
>> * Play with a black-white screen
>> * Play with one eye closed.
>> * Imagine you could not distinct between red and green.
>> * Imagine you could not distinct between blue and yellow.
>> * Play with the Windows magnifier.
>> * .
>> 5.2 Auditory
>> * Play without audio.
>> * Try to understand the story (subtitle) or to solve an audio puzzle.
>> * .
>> 5.3 Mobility
>> * Play only with the mouse
>> * Play only with the keyboard
>> * Play with just one hand
>> * Play without hands
>> * Play without feet
>> * Play without hands and without feet
>> * For text input: try the onscreen keyboard
>> * Play without moving the body
>> * .
>> 5.4 Cognitive
>> * Play the game while calculating something.
>> * .
>> 5.5 Speech
>> * Play without microphone
>> * .
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