Hi

  Speaking of that game I wonder if it's been abandoned?  It was truely 
coming along in a most amazing fashion.

Ron

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From: "Michael Feir" <michael.f...@gmail.com>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Accessible Mainstream Games


True enough. I would wager that most of the sidescrollers could be made
accessible with the efforts of a good programmer and audio person who took
sound seriously as a means of conveying functional information rather than
window dressing. Surreal Horrizons was extremely close to releasing a
splendid version of Asteroids for us. I dearly wish that had not been
abandonned. We've seen more than one racing game now. I would also think a
lot of puzzle games could be done. The economics just aren't there to
attract people yet. Unless they are in some way personally connected to the
blind community, it's very unlikely we'll see their efforts directed at us.
Michael Feir
Author of Personal Power:
How Accessible Computers Can Enhance Personal Life For Blind People
2006-2008
www.blind-planet.com/content/personal-power

A Life of Word and Sound
2003-2007
http://www.blind-planet.com/content/life-word-and-sound

Creator and former editor of Audyssey Magazine
1996-2004
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Darren Harris" <darren_g_har...@btinternet.com>
To: "'Gamers Discussion list'" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2009 7:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Accessible Mainstream Games


> Hi,
>
> The point is, a lot of these so-called accessible games are nothing more
> than rince and repete type games. Which actually does annoy me because
> so much more could be done and yet isn't.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gamers-boun...@audyssey.org [mailto:gamers-boun...@audyssey.org]
> On Behalf Of Constantine
> Sent: 28 February 2009 01:50
> To: Gamers Discussion list
> Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Accessible Mainstream Games
>
>
> Hi
>
> I'm a classic gamer myself. I think I'm one in 1000000 because there
> doesn't
> seem to be much interest here.
>
> Anyway, onto my report - I'll make this as detailed as I can, sorta.
>
> Well, to start off with, I own a sega genesis, soon to own a sega cd,
> 3do
> and dreamcast - I also own a n64, and gamecube.
>
> Sega Genesis:
> Well, this heres pretty obvious - the 16 bit lovable genesis released in
>
> 1989. Anyway, the best beat-em-up ever is Streets of rage. Its one of my
> all
> time favorite games - and while I can't beat it, I can get to level 4
> pretty
> easy - I made  it to level 5 once, but that was by luck. If I practiced
> enough, I could beat it - but I get enough enjoyment out of it that
> beating
> it doesn't matter to me.
> Mortal kombat 1, 2, and 3 - Well, fighting. Nothing talks, but I don't
> care.
> I'm slowly learning all the moves. I love mk 3, though, its got the
> coolest
> music, and my favorite MK character of all - nightwolf!
>
> Sega CD:
> This heres an add on to the genesis. Its got the same color pallit - but
>
> better sound, more storage space - which means more things talk and more
>
> accessibility is here...
> Mortal Kombat for this system wasn't widely recognized. Bad graphics.
> Jesus.
> Who cares about graphics!
> Its basically MK1 for the genesis revamped to have characters names
> spoken,
> and music from the arcade version. The most horrible thing here though
> is
> the load times. Nearly 30 seconds between each fight. If you do a
> fatality,
> you have to wait about a second before it actually does it. Keep in mind
> I'm only brushing the top. I could go into much more details
> over each game, each system, etc.
> I'm missing a system or two here - but you get the idea. Mostly fighting
>
> games - but then again, Rush 2: extreme racing for the n64 was and still
> is
> one of the coolest racing games of all time.
>
>
> contact details:
>
> email: tcwoo...@shaw.ca
>
> and others
> msn: the_conman...@hotmail.com
> skype: the_conman283
>
> system details:
> Hp pavillion dv5220CA notebook pc
> AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-37 2.0 GHZ, 1024 mb DDR ram,
> Fujitsu
> 100 gb 4500 RPM Hard Drive, connecsant AC-link audio
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Mani Djazmi" <i_am_a_s...@hotmail.com>
> To: <gamers@audyssey.org>
> Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 10:11 AM
> Subject: [Audyssey] Accessible Mainstream Games
>
>
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>>
>>
>> my name's Mani Djazmi and I'm a reporter on the In Touch programme at
>> BBC
>> Radio 4 in England. I'm currently researching a feature on the
>> accessability of computer games for blind and partially sighted
> people.
>> The impression I'm getting is that mainstream games generally aren't
> very
>> accessible so bespoke ones are being produced. Is this fair? Do any of
> you
>> guys play mainstream games and how do you find them?
>>
>>
>>
>> I look forward to hearing your thoughts and knowledge.
>>
>>
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Mani
>>
>>
>>
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