[games_access] Contactlist GA, for pedagogues/teacher

Eleanor Robinson eleanor at 7128.com
Wed Feb 16 16:46:51 EST 2011


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

I have to respond to that!! If you require ESRB or PEGI ratings, it
will completely knock out all the independent game developers who
produce accessible games. We investigated the possibility of having our
games rated - It costs upward of $2000.00 per game - basically
regardless of the size of the game. When you are a small game company
that is prohibitive.

I don't know how much (or if) PEGI costs like that, but having a game
rated here in the US is an expensive proposition.

7-128 Software rates all our games as to their accessibility. I don't
see why we, as a SIG, couldn't agree on a rating system and let game
developers know about it and encourage them to use it.

With regard to Educators, that is what we tried to do with our ALERT
project. It is a bit dated at this point, and I had such a hassle
trying to get responses from game companies that I sort of put it on the
back burner.

Check it out and see if there is any value to the SIG there - If so, we
can work with it.

Eleanor Robinson
7-128 Software

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