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Crippled Monkey | 15:58 UK time, Thursday, 10 August 2006

This is cool and interesting. Always one for da gaming, crippled Monkey almost jumped out of his crippled socks with glee when he came across the following.

Access Invaders is a kind of accessible alternative to the retro arcade game we all know and love.

The key word in inclusive game design is 'configurability'. Many mainstream games could have accessible workarounds so that disabled people, using whatever game control suits them best, can alter the game for best playability.

Access Invaders can be played using any or all of the following: keyboard, mouse, joystick, game pad and binary switches. Additionally,
for people who can use only one switch, the option of automatic scanning is available. So pretty much anyone can play this game, visually impaired, deaf, peple with learning difficulties, stamina or limited motor function. Tha'ts inclusive design.

Read Ouch's guide to Switch Gaming and we hope to be bringing you more accessible gaming guides really soon. Now go and blast those baddies!!!


Nice to see our article on assistive technologies here. the original can be found at Assistive Technology News


You can also play Access Invaders through movement, and even whistling with the right interface!

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