[games_access] Fwd: IGDA-GASIG.Org Message

Barrie Ellis oneswitch at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 12:49:37 EDT 2011


Fair enough. Really just saying that I don't quite recognise the question.

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From: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd at btinternet.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 12:04 PM
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Subject: Re: [games_access] Fwd: IGDA-GASIG.Org Message


> Barrie,

>

> given the respondent is from Iran?

> judgement calls around the use of language may well be hypothetical

> rather than intended

>

> best

>

> Jonathan

>

> On 23 Aug 2011, at 20:50, Barrie Ellis wrote:

>

>> It's a bit of a difficult question, and using quite loaded language,

>> that I'd personally avoid: "games to help the rehabilitation of persons

>> with mental disability".

>>

>> There are many games deliberately aimed at learning disabled people,

>> from SEN Switcher and the like onwards. I wouldn't call them rehab

>> though. They're experiential, fun and or educational. Not rehab to my

>> mind.

>>

>> Cognitive disability covers a broad range of issues, including: memory,

>> processing, language and control. There are some common things that can

>> benefit the huge range of people who may be affected by those issues.

>> Here's a few basics to add to the GA.com list:

>> http://www.gamebase.info/magazine/read/wish-list-for-accessible-game-design_531.html

>> (with some games detailed).

>>

>> As for things like Alzheimer's, Dyslexia etc. - I'm aware of some bits

>> going on in the background - but nothing much, as Thomas says.

>>

>> Barrie

>>

>>

>>

>>

>>

>>

>> --------------------------------------------------

>> From: "Thomas Westin" <thomasw at dsv.su.se>

>> Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:53 PM

>> To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>

>> Subject: Re: [games_access] Fwd: IGDA-GASIG.Org Message

>>

>>> Hi,

>>>

>>> this is interesting as the paper Michelle, Kevin, Dimitris and I wrote

>>> for HCII 2011 concluded there seems to be very little research done in

>>> the field of cognition related disabilities in games.

>>>

>>> I am very interested of taking part of her results.

>>>

>>> Here is one resource that came to my mind

>>> http://www.accessibility.nl/games/index.php?pagefile=cognitive

>>>

>>> Mvh / Best regards

>>> Thomas Westin

>>> Stockholm University :: dsv.su.se :: +46 73-707 86 86

>>>

>>> On 22Aug 2011, at 9:30 PM, Sandra Uhling wrote:

>>>

>>>> Hi,

>>>> what about the games for Health email list?

>>>> Maybe they can help, too?

>>>>

>>>> Best regards,

>>>> Sandra

>>>>

>>>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----

>>>> Von: games_access-bounces at igda.org

>>>> [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org ] Im

>>>> Auftrag von Tara Voelker (Tefertiller)

>>>> Gesendet: Montag, 22. August 2011 16:47

>>>> An: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List

>>>> Betreff: [games_access] Fwd: IGDA-GASIG.Org Message

>>>>

>>>> Hello!

>>>>

>>>> A request for some information has come to us via our website!

>>>>

>>>> Does anyone have an answer to the question?

>>>>

>>>>

>>>> Comment: Hi

>>>>

>>>>

>>>> I'm a computer sciences student at the IUST University. And I'm

>>>> working on

>>>> the subject of "games to help the rehabilitation of persons with

>>>> mental

>>>> disability,".I would ask you if there are some computer games, please

>>>> introduce it to me.

>>>> thanks alot

>>>> Samira Rezai

>>>>

>>>>

>>>> --

>>>>

>>>> Tara (Tefertiller) Voelker - Chairperson : igda-gasig.org

>>>> <http://igda-gasig.org/>

>>>>

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>>>>

>>>>

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