International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs

ICCHP 2016: Computers Helping People with Special Needs pp 501-508

Design of a Curriculum Framework for Raising Awareness of Game Accessibility

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41264-1_68

Volume 9758 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Westin T., Dupire J. (2016) Design of a Curriculum Framework for Raising Awareness of Game Accessibility. In: Miesenberger K., Bühler C., Penaz P. (eds) Computers Helping People with Special Needs. ICCHP 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9758. Springer, Cham

Abstract

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.

Keywords

GamesAccessibilityEducationFrameworkAwareness

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer and Systems ScienceStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.CNAMParisFrance