[games_access] Contactlist GA, for pedagogues / teacher ...

Barrie Ellis oneswitch at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 15:58:40 EST 2011


I'd personally like to see PEGI, the ESRB and other similar organisations take on game accessibility ratings, tricky as it is.

http://www.esrb.org/ratings/faq.jsp - About ESRB
http://www.pegi.info/en/index/id/23 - About PEGI

Barrie



From: Steve Spohn
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:41 PM
To: 'Barrie Ellis' ; 'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'
Subject: RE: [games_access] Contactlist GA, for pedagogues / teacher ...


But both AbleGamers and Gamebase have rating systems. Do we really want the government coming in and telling us about how to rate accessibility for games?



Steve Spohn

Editor

The AbleGamers Foundation



www.ablegamers.com

www.ablegamers.org



Find me on Skype! Username: Steve_Spohn



From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org] On Behalf Of Barrie Ellis
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 3:05 PM
To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
Subject: Re: [games_access] Contactlist GA, for pedagogues / teacher ...



Personally, my focus at the GASIG is not on educational nor games used for rehab. Games for leisure and pleasure is my main focus here, and how to open that up to as many people as possible. Yes games have side benefits of education and maintenance and development of skills and abilities - but it's the fun side I think is so important for the GASIG.



That said, these might be useful:



http://teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.com/index.html

http://www.inclusive.co.uk/



But as for access, and if normal games for fun type games, they can go to www.gamebase.info, www.ablegamers.com, www.deafgamers.com, www.audiogames.net and so on for accessibility info on games. Not ideal, but until we get a ratings system in place...



Barrie







From: Tara Tefertiller

Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:39 PM

To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List

Cc: Sandra Uhling

Subject: Re: [games_access] Contactlist GA, for pedagogues / teacher ...



Sandra,

I was hoping that our thread in the forums would cover something like this, but there weren't many responses.

What information are you hoping to provide the teacher? If you're just looking on providing links we already have a link page on our website.

--
Tara Tefertiller - Chairperson
IGDA Game Accessibility SIG

igda-gasig.org
http://gameaccesssig.forumotion.com/



On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 12:21 PM, Sandra Uhling <sandra_uhling at web.de> wrote:

Hello,

do we have a contact list about GA topics for pedagogues and teacher?

Imagine a teacher wants to use game in the school
and he needs information about Game Accessibility.


At the moment the games do not have information about accessibility.
How can they find out what games can be used?


I have:
www.audiogames.net, http://gameport.blindzeln.de (German)
www.gamebase.info (One Switch Games)
www.world-of-genesis.org
www.lifetool.at
www.igda-gasig.org

It would be great to have one very good list.


Best regards,
Sandra

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