[games_access] Our First Weekly Topic

Tara Tefertiller ttefertiller at igda-gasig.org
Tue Jan 25 14:28:37 EST 2011


Eleanor,

Could you go repost this on the forums so when I go to put the highlights of
the discussion on the site I don't forget about this? (Also so that Max can
read it, he isn't on the email list.)

Also, be sure to let me know when you're website is ready so that i can post
it on our website was well.

Thanks,


--
Tara Tefertiller - Chairperson
IGDA Game Accessibility SIG

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


On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 2:24 PM, Eleanor Robinson <eleanor at 7128.com> wrote:


> I think it is possible to publish minimal guidelines. It will not address

> every issue, but it should address the major issues. For Example:

>

> Visual disabilities

>

> 1. Developers should include the ability to increase text size in all text

> areas.

> 2. Any color used should be selected from a list of acceptable color-blind

> safe colors and/or should have sufficient texture difference to enable a

> color blind person to differentiate between two colors.

> 3. All controls should be labeled to allow gamers to know what the controls

> do.

> 4. All developers should follow a logical and consistent tab order to keep

> context for a blind or visually impaired gamer.

> 5. Sounds and descriptive material should enhance the gamers understanding

> of what is happening in the game.

>

> Each area could be identified and specific minimum standards developed.

> The above are just a stream of consciousness type of statements and would

> need to be reworked to make them address each of the issues.

>

> We are working on a website to help game developers with adding

> accessibility features in their games for blind and VI gamers. It is a work

> in progress. We will announce it soon.

>

> Eleanor Robinson

> 7-128 Software

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