Monday, November 10, 2008

Serious Games and Disabilities

Handigo The Game - Ubisoft

3 mini-games, placing the player in a situation of disability: motor impairment, sensory impairment and learning difficulties.

Play a part!

Emergency!

An earthquake has just taken place. Put yourself in the shoes of a doctor or a volunteer and help the victims as quickly as possible!

Play a part!

Learn to read Braille!

You may have good eyesight but how good is your memory? You can test it by learning the different letters of the Braille alphabet.

Play a part!

Learn to lip-read

Have you ever thought of the difficulties deaf people have to face when lip-reading?

Play a part!


Use this game to imagine that you have a hearing impairment. You should get a better understanding of the dificulties faced by heard of hearing and deaf people.

Lipread the words said in the video and contruct the sentence by putting the words on the screen in the correct order.
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These games simulate disabilities, which is a serious issue in our society. People without disabilities really have no way of understanding what it is like to live with a disability. These serious games give some insight into some possible scenarios encountered in everyday life.

After trying the lip-reading game, my appreciation for my own sense of hearing was greatly increased.

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