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Games Accessibility From The Players Standpoint

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Games for Health 2008 - Mark Barlet, AbleGamers.com …

Games for Health 2008 - Mark Barlet, AbleGamers.com
Talk on how disabled gamers approach mainstream games for friendship, socialization and fun.

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    • 1. GAMES ACCESSIBILITY FROM THE PLAYERS STANDPOINT
    • 2. WHO ARE YOU AND WHY SHOULD WE CARE?
      • Games for Health ‘08
      e. Coli
    • 3. <INSERT SHAMELESS PLUG FOR ABLEGAMERS.COM HERE>
      • Games for Health ‘08
    • 4. What is an AbleGamer?
      • An AbleGamer is a guild mate, clan buddy, or forum friend that, due to a disability, must approach a game with a different toolset than the average player.
    • 5. Every AbleGamer is different.
      • Physical Disabilities
        • Spinal Cord Injury
        • Autoimmune Disorders
        • Amputations
        • Brain Injury
        • Many more…
      • Sight
        • Total Blindness
        • Partial Blindness
        • Color Blindness
      • Hearing
        • Degrees of Deafness
    • 6. So what am I going to talk about. Physical Disabilities Games on the PC MMORPG’s
    • 7. TO SOME, A GAME IS A GAME, TO OTHER IT IS A WINDOW TO THE WORLD
    • 8. Stephanie Walker (aka Camilya)
      • Multiple Sclerosis
      • Plays EQ2 / Conan
      • Games let her connect with far away friends.
      • She can “not be disabled” for a while
      • No one has to know she has a medical issue unless she chooses to let you know.
      • She can run, anywhere she wants.
    • 9. How does Stephanie Play
    • 10. Tim Donaghy (aka Akrin)
      • Quadriplegic from a boating accident.
      • Plays WOW
      • Likes to connect with people without being looked after.
      • Can do something without the need for help.
    • 11. How does Tim Play
    • 12. Trends
      • Gone are the keyboard and mouse setups.
      • Hardware makers are seeing that gamers are the next big thing.
    • 13. Trends CPU RAM Disk CPU CPU RAM Disk Disk The old way New Gaming Rigs
    • 14. Some observations on AbleGamers
    • 15. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME
      • Mark Barlet
    • 16. MARK BARLET [email_address] 202.258.1937
      • I forgot business cards, sorry

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