[games_access] Fw: BETA Accessible Gaming Ratings System

Barrie Ellis oneswitch at gmail.com
Wed May 4 15:31:25 EDT 2011


@Tim - cheers again and regarding reading ability - I think we'll be able to make something work there, gauging efforts towards more inclusive communication (use of symbols/icons etc.).

Best wishes,

Barrie



From: Tim Holt
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 5:58 PM
To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
Cc: Barrie Ellis
Subject: Re: [games_access] BETA Accessible Gaming Ratings System


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
P: 541-368-7121 | Skype: tim.m.holt
www.pcieducation.com


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-rating-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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