Re: [Audyssey] Anyone thought of doing an accessiblehandheldtriviagame?

2009-09-27 Thread Jerry
You aught to be able to turn on a phone just fine in airplane or off line 
mode, just so you know.
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From: Louise Keel louise.k...@comproom.co.uk
To: Charles Rivard woofer...@sbcglobal.net; Gamers Discussion list 
gamers@audyssey.org

Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 10:55 AM
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.
Now faith, hope, love abide, these three. But the greatest of these is 
love.
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From: Charles Rivard woofer...@sbcglobal.net

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 5:30 PM
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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From: dark d...@xgam.org

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 2:30 AM
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.


Beware the Grue!

Dark.
- Original Message - 
From: Thomas Ward thomasward1...@gmail.com

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
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


we are talking about.




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Re: [Audyssey] Anyone thought of doing an accessiblehandheldtriviagame?

2009-09-27 Thread dark

Hi.

Personally, I love my laptop for journies, - in fact I'm sitting on a 
train for a couple of hours right now!


Provided I turned the wireless modem off, I was also fine using it on the 
plain going to and from egypt,  and with two batteries fully charged I 
can get a good six hours out of it. It also has on all games I usually play.


while it's not literally hand held, and a trifle bigger, i've never had too 
much trouble using it wwhere I like,  even perching it on my knee if 
need be.


for this reason, i'd very much recommend you get a laptop.

Beware the grue!

Dark.
- Original Message - 
From: Louise Keel louise.k...@comproom.co.uk
To: Charles Rivard woofer...@sbcglobal.net; Gamers Discussion list 
gamers@audyssey.org

Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 3:55 PM
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.
Now faith, hope, love abide, these three. But the greatest of these is 
love.
- Original Message - 
From: Charles Rivard woofer...@sbcglobal.net

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 5:30 PM
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.

---
Shepherds are the best beasts.
- Original Message - 
From: dark d...@xgam.org

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 2:30 AM
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.


Beware the Grue!

Dark.
- Original Message - 
From: Thomas Ward thomasward1...@gmail.com

To: Gamers Discussion list gamers@audyssey.org
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


we are talking about.




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