Published by OneSwitch.org.uk Saturday, 31 March 2007 8:40 pm.
The only downside is the high-price of this adapter (around £40) and the need for a wired Xbox 360 controller to be connected simultaneously. However - it's a big deal, and genuinely great news accessibility wise.
Published by OneSwitch.org.uk Monday, 26 March 2007 11:32 pm.
How well this will work out for games reliant on the new 6-axis tilt mechanism, I shudder to think. Fingers crossed for accessibility...as always...
Published by OneSwitch.org.uk Sunday, 25 March 2007 10:01 pm.
I've just discovered three videos on the marvellous 'Enabled Cyber Gaming' community project run by Samsung and the Society for the Physically Disabled (Singapore).
Channel U, 11.45pm, 17 Nov 2005
CNA, That’s IT, 8.30pm, 28 Nov 2005
CNA, I’m Special IT’s ok, 8.30pm, 30 Nov 2005
Some of the language is a little 1981 from the US commentary, but the intent and technology in the project is bang up to date. Superb. I'm trying now to find out if the Society for the Physically Disabled are still involved with this project, and how they take on applicants for tailor-made accessible controllers.
This is great news for switch-gamers using any of the switch interfaces listed here. It's a really great game too, with lovely graphics.
The IGDA's Game Accessibility Special Interest Group ran 'Accessibility Idol' at this year's Game Developers Conference 2007. You can now download and listen to it via GDC Radio downloads here for $7.95 (about £4).
Visit Game-Accessibility.com for a free GDC 2007 report on our game accessibility work.
The BBC has been required to suspend its free online learning service from March 20th after complaints from a number of large educational publishers concerned that their profits will suffer if a Government funded free learning resource for parents and schools is established.
Until March 20th it will still be possible to download many of the activities for offline use once the online service is no longer available. Sadly it looks like most of the content may never appear, but there are still plenty of useful activities to download for various subjects and ages including all of the SEN Field Studies environments.
It is unclear if these resources will be back online - grab them while you can!
News via SEN Teacher
This may take some time to load, and isn't completely one-switch accessible - but it is a laugh. You are standing at a bus stop in Korea with terrible wind building up. Use the space-bar to fart - but only do so if the sound will be muffled by passing traffic. Try not to be discovered. Pressing the left arrow seems to let out a silent fart, but you can only do this so often... So now you know my level of humour!
By the way, if anyone out there has the skills to hack this game - I'd love to see the menu simplified so that the whole game is accessible via the SPACE BAR and LEFT Mouse Click.