You aught to be able to turn on a phone just fine in airplane or off line mode, just so you know. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Louise Keel" <louise.k...@comproom.co.uk> To: "Charles Rivard" <woofer...@sbcglobal.net>; "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
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Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Anyone thought of doing an accessiblehandheldtriviagame?



Hey everyone!

I regularly have to take transatlantic flights, and would love to have some accessible kind of handheld game to play to pass the time. I can't turn on my phone, even if I had a smart phone, which I don't, to play the latest games for that. Playing games on my Netbook, if I disabled the wireless of course, would seriously shorten the battery life. So what do I do. Read, listen to music, my brain is half dead with boredom on the twenty-four hour journey, including time lag, between the U K and Louisiana. I sure wish we could have some kind of talking, hand held game you could plug headphones into! My Momma once said to me, if wishes were roses, the world would be a garden! But I'd be sure interested to hear any thoughts on the subject.

Lulu.
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Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Anyone thought of doing an accessible handheldtriviagame?


What trivia games can a blind person run on what devices that a blind person can operate? Thanks.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "dark" <d...@xgam.org>
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Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Anyone thought of doing an accessible handheldtrivia game?


also, I'm afraid that I don't particularly see the attraction of having a hand held trivia game.

Not because I don't think trivia could be fun, but there are many accessible trivia games available already which you could run on a hand held.

I'm not sure about Jim kitchins because of the sapi issue, but I believe those from 7-128 do, and using websites like freerice would be no trouble at all.

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Dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
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Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 5:32 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Anyone thought of doing an accessible handheld trivia game?


Hi,

I extremely doubt it. For a couple of very good reasons.

First, companies, Hasbro included, usually aren't too receptive when someone comes along asking for accessibility features. Especially, when those accessibility features will cost them lots of time and development. What you are in a sense asking them to do is throw away the product they have spent x amount of time and money researching and developing, rewrite the new firmware for that unit with text to speech support, create a new rom, and then sell an all new accessible version. Unless there is a really compelling reason to do so they are likely to tell you "forget it!"

As far as someone else doing it that's just not likely either. I'm a skilled programmer, I assume they wrote the firmware in C++, have a vague idea how they created the trivia game, but the firmware is likely stored on a rom chip. In order to make this little unit talk I would have to create my own firmware for the unit, from scratch I might add, create a new rom chip, and replace the existing one with my own rom. This is some serious hardware and software engineering we are talking about. Nothing as simple or straight forward as installing Jaws or Window Eyes on your computer to make it talk. Totally new and different ball game here.

HTH


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