Here is a video that tells a story of how SpecialEffects created a game for a young woman, Helen, with a motor disability. Helen operates the computer with her eyes to play against her brother, who uses the touch-screen interface:
If you are interested in supporting accessible games, consider joining Accessible Gamebase, a new on-line community maintained by Special Effect. Below is the message I recently received from SpecialEffect regarding this opportunity to connect others regarding accessible games:
"Have you been wondering just what it is you could do to get involved with SpecialEffect? Well, that question is answered today with the launch of SpecialEffect's 'accessible Gamebase.
- It deals with all access devices for all physical and learning disabilities - from switch users to eye controllers.
- It's not just a place for gamers but a place where everyone - carers, gamers, developers and, of course, end-users themselves - can both share information and try out the latest games whether they are seasoned gamers or absolute beginners.
- It has the potential to be a great training tool, too, and we've already put up some example videos to illustrate how the games are played.
- As it's based on a social networking model, anyone can easily join up and share information.
- It tells you not only how to adapt mainstream games for use by everyone but also provides information on which special games are available - and for whom.
Go to http://www.gamebase.info to sign up and Be a Part of It!"