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Design of a Curriculum Framework for Raising Awareness of Game Accessibility
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2016 (English)In: Computers Helping People with Special Needs: 15th International Conference, ICCHP 2016, Linz, Austria, July 13-15, 2016, Proceedings, Part I / [ed] Klaus Miesenberger, Christian B├╝hler, Petr Penaz, 2016, 501-508 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

While game accessibility is well researched, many game developers lack awareness of issues and solutions and there is no framework to support educators in teaching about game accessibility. This study is based on an international survey to accessibility researchers, as well as people in the game industry and related communities. The quantitative data shows the most weighted topics in a curriculum, and the qualitative data provides detailed quotes to explain how a curriculum framework could be designed. Results also show that there is a need to change attitudes to game accessibility, but also to focus on practice, basic concepts and needs of disabled in an introductory course, while an advanced course could focus more on theory and solutions which are harder to implement. Future research is to follow-up this study to further validate our conclusions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. 501-508 p.
Series
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 9758
Keyword [en]
Games, Accessibility, Education, Framework, Awareness
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-135410DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41264-1_68ISBN: 978-3-319-41263-4ISBN: 978-3-319-41264-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-135410DiVA: diva2:1045194
Conference
15th International Conference, ICCHP 2016, Linz, Austria, July 13-15, 2016
Available from: 2016-11-08 Created: 2016-11-08 Last updated: 2016-11-17Bibliographically approved

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