[games_access] This week's topic of the week!

Tara Tefertiller ttefertiller at igda-gasig.org
Mon Jan 31 10:32:02 EST 2011


Topic of the Week!!!!!<http://gameaccesssig.forumotion.com/t8-january-31-2011-how-could-the-accessibility-community-take-advantage-of-games-for-rehabilition#50>

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forums<Games%20are%20more%20and%20more%20often%20being%20used%20for%20rehabilitation%20purposes.%20Back%20when%20I%20was%20still%20with%20AbleGamers%20I%20wrote%20an%20article%20on%20%22Wii-hab.%22%20In%20the%20article%20I%20mentioned%20who%20Wii%20sports%20was%20being%20used%20to%20help%20people%20with%20Spastic%20Diplegic%20Cerebral%20Palsy%20and%20Parkinson%27s.%20This%20is%20a%20main%20stream%20game%20that%20was%20being%20used%20for%20non-main%20stream%20purposes.%20%20How%20can%20the%20accessibility%20community%20take%20advantage%20of%20situations%20like%20these?%20Do%20you%20think%20the%20Kinect%20and%20PS3%20move%20will%20be%20used%20in%20similar%20situations%20not%20that%20they%20are%20out?%20What%20studies%20have%20been%20done%20that%20can%20support%20the%20use%20of%20games%20and%20other%20games%20for%20rehabilitation?%20%20Article%20can%20be%20found%20here:%20http://www.ablegamers.com/game-news/wii-hab.htmlhttp://www.ablegamers.com/game-news/wii-hab.html%20%20%20Tara%20Tefertiller%20%20%20%20%20Admin%20%20%20%20%20%20Posts:%2019%20%20%20%20%20Join%20date:%202011-01-19%20%20%20%20%20%20View%20user%20profile%20Send%20private%20message%20Send%20an%20e-mail%20message%20http://gameaccesssig.forumotion.com%20%20Back%20to%20top>and
check out our new topic of the week! The summary of last week's topic
will be up soon. Hopefully last week's topic was the start to helping us
form a minimum accessibility standard, or maybe update our Top 10 List!!*


Games are more and more often being used for rehabilitation purposes. Back
when I was still with AbleGamers I wrote an article on "Wii-hab." In the
article I mentioned who Wii sports was being used to help people with
Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy and Parkinson's. This is a main stream game
that was being used for non-main stream purposes.

How can the accessibility community take advantage of situations like these?

Do you think the Kinect and PS3 move will be used in similar situations not
that they are out?
What studies have been done that can support the use of games and other
games for rehabilitation?

Article can be found here:
http://www.ablegamers.com/game-news/wii-hab.html
http://www.ablegamers.com/game-news/wii-hab.html
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Tara Tefertiller - Chairperson
IGDA Game Accessibility SIG

igda-gasig.org
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