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AbleGamers summer grants offer funds for assistive gaming tech

AbleGamers and Minicore Studios, the developer of coming space-dog adventure game Laika Believes, are teaming up to offer grants to purchase assistive gaming technology to players with disabilities. The program is called the "AbleGamers 2013 Summer of Fun Grant Program," and it's open to people of...

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FIFA 13 is AbleGamers' 'Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year'

The AbleGamers Foundation continues to spearhead the charge for greater accessibility in modern game design, and just as it did last year, the organization has taken it upon itself to determine which mainstream game released in 2012 offered the most helpful features for gamers with physical and/or...

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Indie studio Almost Human is more human than most

Yesterday morning, Juho Salila went to work as usual, expecting to streamline the graphics and build a few monsters for Legend of Grimrock, Almost Human's imminent dungeon crawler. He sat down, booted up his computer, and noticed the Grimrock site had crashed multiple times throughout the night due...

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Visceral Games hears disabled gamer, adding customizable controls to Dead Space 2

Spooky cathedrals, fun technology and lots of slimy necromorphs to dismember at will -- is there anything else you could possibly want in Dead Space 2? Well, Gareth Garratt, a gamer living with cerebral palsy, would like to see customizable controls implemented in the game. Garratt is trying to...

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Valve expresses interest in eye tracking, improving experience for able and disabled gamers

Valve is no stranger to experimenting with new ways of communicating and tracking data within games. Whether it's something as simple as closed captioning and customizable controls, or something a bit more niche like a colorblind mode, many of Valve's games have been celebrated for being more...

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Wii Balance Board used to create motorized baby buggy

Researchers from Ithaca College recently created an incredibly neat device to give a bit of mobility to babies who suffer from disabilities which keep them from crawling: A motorized chair which lets its infant pilot navigate using the Wii Balance Board. See, babies lack the motor skills required...

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Report: Industry missing out on revenue from aging, disabled gamers

According to a report coauthored by the Able Gamers Foundation and 7-128 Software, the game industry is losing out on up to $3 billion in revenue by failing to cater to older or disabled gamers. The report alleges that the gaming population is getting older, noting that the ESA pegged the average...

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Disabled gamer mods controller, wins at life

We consider it a hardship when we have to reach behind our entertainment center every sixth months to plug in the Wii, but PlayStation boards user KitsuneYume is someone who's really willing to put in the extra effort. The disabled gamer designed and made a controller that uses not only his feet...

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Colorblind gaming or: Table Tennis is impossibly hard!

Around one in ten males and one in two hundred females are unable to discern the difference between some or all colors that other people can distinguish. Like most other people with the disability, I've been colorblind (or, to use the politically correct term, have had color sight deficiency) since...

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