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Re: Games Re: ideas for next event etc.

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 15:20:02 +0000
Cc: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>, public-wai-rd@w3.org
To: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
Message-Id: <FD1C8303-2E48-11D8-B89A-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>


Whilst I am very happy to contribute and comment, documentation 
origination is not my strong hand, so please would others contribute?
I'll try to string some ideas together in the meantime ~:"

A colleague at the RNIB sent me this list of VI accessible games, which 
my assistant is currently reviewing:

> I asked Norman, who is in my team, to send me some accessible gaming 
> sites.
> Links to VI-friendly games on the Net - Paul Henrichsen's homepage:
> http://home.pacbell.net/paulh52
> www.bavisoft.com
> www.GMAGames.com
> www.gamesfortheblind.com
> Jim Kitchen's site: www.simcon.net/jkitchen
> Example of interactive online resource.
> Zform Poker: a multiplayer, online version of five-card draw poker,
> accessible for blind and visually impaired, uses sound cues to read 
> aloud
> everything happening on screen, and an interface accessible entirely 
> via
> intuitive keyboard commands.
> Free 15 day trial: http://games.zform.com/signup.php.

On Sunday, December 14, 2003, at 11:41  am, Marja-Riitta Koivunen wrote:

> I agree with Charles this is a good idea.
> The next step is to start gathering links about research and 
> researchers related to this area (I wish we could already use Annotea 
> shared bookmarks :-) ). Another step that can happen also parallel is 
> to try to write the first draft for such an event.
> After this we might have not just one but several ideas for good 
> events related to accessible games or some related topics.
> Would you be interested in taking it forward Jonathan?
> Marja
> At 11:20 PM 12/13/2003 +1100, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>> I think this would be a good topic. It touches on a lot of issues 
>> that regular WAI guidelines groups struggle with. Along with the fun 
>> aspect is the idea of competition that is inherent to many games - 
>> and also to a lot of assessment in education, and other scenarios 
>> from everyday life.
>> Having an idea about what work is being done strikes me as something 
>> that would be very valuable.
>> Cheers
>> Chaals
>> Le Tuesday, 9 Dec 2003, à 09:36 Australia/Melbourne, Jonathan 
>> Chetwynd a écrit :
>>> It's been suggested that I submit a proposal for a roundtable to GDC 
>>> on Accessibility and games.
>>> It would be really helpful if we could accumulate some expertise on 
>>> what makes a game accessible.
>>> I've a contact at the RNIB who has supplied some materials.
>>> This is a really fundamental problem, it is far from trivial, and 
>>> merits attention.
>>> Games are about having fun, and it's more fun if everyone can join 
>>> in :-)
>>> Does anyone have any suggestions?
>>> thanks
>>> Jonathan Chetwynd
>>> http://www.peepo.co.uk
>>> "A web by people with learning difficulties"
>> --
>> Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
>> charles@sidar.org                                http://www.sidar.org
Jonathan Chetwynd
"A web by people with learning difficulties"
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