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