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"How I Play Pandemic Blind." A good lesson about making games accessible and thinking about quarterbacking in cooperative games - tabletopgamedesign
Cooperative games that suffer from quarterbacking do so because there is no hidden information. No hidden information is also good in that it allows this blind player to participate. Also, there is a company that makes kits for the blind to play board games.
handicaps  games  gamedesign  via:reddit 
june 2018 by mcherm
Costumes to go: Rolling out for Halloween - BBC News
Building amazingly good Halloween costumes for kids in wheelchairs.
upliftingnews  handicaps  via:reddit 
october 2016 by mcherm
Accessibility is a harsh mistress [dive into mark]
Web accessibility rules are bogus. There is no cost-benefit analysis, and there are NO users who actually benefit from most of the efforts. This from an accessibility expert.
webdesign  webdevelopment  accessibility  handicaps  diveintomark 
april 2009 by mcherm
The longdesc lottery » The WHATWG Blog
The longdesc attribute in HTML is required for accessibility reasons, but it simply isn't working. Not one in 100,000 is even *potentially* useful. And blind users don't even know about it. Perhaps this isn't actually a useful solution.
webdevelopment  webdesign  accessibility  handicaps  html  standards  research 
april 2009 by mcherm
Ned Batchelder: Obama's special joke
Special Olympics - how it's different from a normal sporting event.
via:NedBatchelder  NedBatchelder  handicaps 
april 2009 by mcherm
a blind flaneur » Preserving the Future’s Creative Raw Material in the Public Domain
The unforeseen consequences of making things publicly available: now a blind reader can hear this book... which he never could have done had it not been released under a Creative Commons license.
ip-law  copyright  free  creativecommons  handicaps 
december 2008 by mcherm
Ian Bicking: a blog :: HTML Accessibility
On the subject of designing HTML pages for screen readers. Includes a comment from a screen reader user who provided links to several freely available readers to experiment with.
webdevelopment  webdesign  Accessibility  handicaps 
march 2008 by mcherm

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