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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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  • GAMES ACCESSIBILITY FROM THE PLAYERS STANDPOINT
  • WHO ARE YOU AND WHY SHOULD WE CARE?
    • Games for Health ‘08
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  • <INSERT SHAMELESS PLUG FOR ABLEGAMERS.COM HERE>
    • Games for Health ‘08
  • 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.
  • 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
  • So what am I going to talk about. Physical Disabilities Games on the PC MMORPG’s
  • TO SOME, A GAME IS A GAME, TO OTHER IT IS A WINDOW TO THE WORLD
  • 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.
  • How does Stephanie Play
  • 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.
  • How does Tim Play
  • Trends
    • Gone are the keyboard and mouse setups.
    • Hardware makers are seeing that gamers are the next big thing.
  • Trends CPU RAM Disk CPU CPU RAM Disk Disk The old way New Gaming Rigs
  • Some observations on AbleGamers
  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME
    • Mark Barlet
  • MARK BARLET [email_address] 202.258.1937
    • I forgot business cards, sorry