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Re: W3C Workshop on Web Games - Position Paper

From: Joshue O Connor <joconnor@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2019 12:48:48 +0100
To: Matthew Tylee Atkinson <matkinson@paciellogroup.com>, public-apa@w3.org
Message-ID: <0bbfa20d-01b6-b788-cd17-db3f0fdb8d07@w3.org>
Good work Matthew, really useful and rather informationally rich.

Some comments/questions below, as I review/type. You've touched on some 
already.

Q: It would be good to know what parts of existing game/engine platform 
architecture can currently support AT? More specifically passing 
role/state/value information from the game, it's environment and actions.

Q:  Are there OS level functions that could provide a solid base for AT 
interaction with game engines and then AT?

You touch on this in the personalisation settings piece on the OS. A 
great idea. Reading the paper made me wonder to what degree games need 
to be abstracted - so the AT user interacts with a different layer of 
the game? A gaming OSM (or the AOM) or similar that uses a semantic 
landscape for the user to interact with?

I think you touched on that in the 'General Adaptations' section - 
that's a really interesting discussion point IMO.

I really like the concrete beginnings section - as CVAA and good UI a11y 
should be the minimum for sure.

Great to hear you worked on Audio Quake - I'm a lapsed Quake player 
myself :-)

Good to see the Active Game Accessibility (AGA) work referenced.

This is a really good position paper, and a place to kick off 
interesting discussion. I do think it covers too much in some ways, as a 
more narrow scope - such as gaming requirements for cohort x, may make 
the issues easier to parse for those not in the know, but don't take 
that as a negative. There is only so much can be done in a position 
paper and this certainly flies the flag successfully.

HTH

Josh

On 24/04/2019 10:36, Matthew Tylee Atkinson wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> The W3C is running a workshop on web games [0] and one key focus of the discussions will be accessibility. I’ve drafted a position paper, based on research in this area, which is available for APA review on the Wiki [1].
>
> Please let us know if you have any feedback or questions about this. The submissions are due by the 10th of May.
>
> best regards,
>
>
> Matthew
>
> [0] https://www.w3.org/2018/12/games-workshop/
> [1] https://www.w3.org/WAI/APA/wiki/Web_Games_Workshop_Position_Paper

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