[games_access] games_access Digest, Vol 102, Issue 12

Ian Hamilton i_h at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 19 04:34:36 EDT 2012

Bugger, I pasted in the wrong address. Here's the correct address for boccia, another one for your list Barrie:

So like I was saying a couple of near misses that would have made it much more accessible for people with motor impairments (controls would have been perfectly suited to one/two button options, can only currently access the map zoom using a mouse, etc), but in general though good level of accessibility, play tested with disabled participants and enjoyed by the real life team GB paralympic boccia team.
Most importantly it's a good game, out of the three they've launched so far (boccia, rugby & football) it's easily both the most fun and the most accessible.
It also means a prolific games studio (preloaded) who now have a greater base of accessibility knowledge to build on, not many out there who have met a disabled person let alone worked with a paralympic team, so hopefully they'll be able to carry some of it forward onto other games.

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> What was the event in Berlin?


> Saw a great presentation on another game that C4 produced for the Paralympics - Boccia.


> http://paralympics.channel4.com/Sainsburys/blindfootball/


> Not perfect by any means, a couple of painful near misses, but they used the winning combination of guidelines, expert advice and testing with players with a range of disabilities so they've gotten to a pretty good level of accessibility.


> Ian


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