Hi Lindsay.

It is unfortunately true that some online games are simply not accessible. For instance the other day I investigated a set of games made by the same company. the trouble was, all used flash panes to display grid maps of the game areas, ---- and these used coloured hot spots rather than buttons so utterly screen reader inaccessible.


It might be the case that this game you mention is one such.

On the other hand, it might be simply a matter of unlabled images or the like which could be fixed comparatively easily with a litle help from the webmaster, ---- as some of the Warriors 2 images were recently.

The first thing to do is examine the game page. Does it containe unlabled images? how muc information in the game, --- eg statistics is actually labled?

then, look at the players' guide, help faqs or the like. if it's mentioning arrows and viewing of images, or reference to huge amounts of info which is not screen reader accessible, then you might be on to a non-starter, ie, to make the game screen reader friendly would take so much rewriting that it would be practically unreasonable to ask.

If on the other hand it is a simple problem of for instance unlabled images on the inventory screen, then you can contact the game developers and see how open they are to discussion.

This is the methodology I've followed with investigating online games and it has tended to work at least some of the time.

Good luck.

Beware the Grue!

Dark.
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From: "Lindsay Cowell" <lind...@lindsaycowell.freeserve.co.uk>
To: <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2009 8:10 AM
Subject: [Audyssey] correction to last message


The game is called syrnia not syrbia and the website address is www.syrnia.com.

Lindsay Cowell



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