[games_access] BETA Accessible Gaming Ratings System

Sandra Uhling sandra_uhling at web.de
Wed May 4 13:13:48 EDT 2011


Hi,

I love the idea about a new White Paper.
I recommend first to make a brainstorming. (maybe a chat?)
Everyone can note down what he likes or dislikes of the current version.
And what they wish for the new version?

Then we can make a structure and maybe we can organize it
That everyone who is interested can write a part.

Of course all other are asked to give feedback :-)

Best regards,
Sandra


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Betreff: Re: [games_access] BETA Accessible Gaming Ratings System

True Tim -- and often psychological disabilities get thrown into that mix
too to make it all the more confusing. My current research (can't say much
yet -- NDA) is focusing on cognitive issues. I'm hoping when it's done in
about six months and I can publish it we'll be able to say a lot more about
it to guide developers!

And Barrie -- sounds like we have the start of a new White Paper for the SIG
sponsored (not in money but in spirit) by SpecialEffect and any other groups
that wish to participate that have SIG members in them? That and I think
it's time for an updated top ten (20?) or at least a version 2.0 or Game
Accessibility 201 (versus 101). :)


Michelle

On May 4, 2011, at 11:58 AM, Tim Holt wrote:


Barrie this is really great. Much appreciated.

I could really see this also serving as a framework for some best
practices guidelines - i.e., these are things you can do to meet these
needs.

The tricky area for this I'm thinking are the more "sliding scale"
issues, especially in the cognitive area. It's easy to say, "yes this
program uses colors correctly to not cause issues with red-green color
blindness" But a lot harder to deal with say a cognitive issue such as
reading ability, as there's a pretty broad range of levels from severe
Intellectual Developmental Disability (IDD) to mild Learning Disability
(LD).

Tim Holt, Product Technology Architect
PCI Education
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On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 9:56 AM, Michelle Hinn <hinn at uiuc.edu> wrote:


This is great, Barrie! I'm swamped today but I will look at
it as soon as possible to give you my thoughts and ideas for growing it!

Michelle

PS -- I'm glad that the SIG list has resulted in your
creating a great (and very ambitious) project. It's always good to hear that
the collective knowledge of everyone on the list has been useful. :)

On May 4, 2011, at 11:33 AM, Barrie Ellis wrote:


The SpecialEffect Accessible Gaming Ratings System
is starting to take shape here:

Introduction to the system in the works:
http://www.gamebase.info/magazine/read/specialeffect-game-accessibility-rati
ng-system-beta_530.html

SpecialEffect Wish List for Accessible Game Design:
http://www.gamebase.info/magazine/read/wish-list-for-accessible-game-design_
531.html

More to follow, but thoughts and suggestions would
be happily received. It's BETA.

Best wishes,

Barrie

p.s. - love, like or loathe the system - it sits on
top of so much knowledge that I've learnt from being on this list. So thank
you!!
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