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Experience the Everyone Can Game effect

It’s always good to get a fresh perspective on life. This week we have enjoyed having two young people on work experience, one chap who is blind in London and one chap in Stockport who has no disability. We thought it interesting to get feedback from both as one young man would trial a game designed to be played by someone with his disability, whilst we would help the other young man to understand what to look for in a game to make it either accessible out of the box, or how it can be adapted to become accessible.

Giving Technology A Voice (part 3) – The Power of Speech

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Speech recognition was initially designed for people who felt they needed to do lots of typing but couldn’t touch-type, otherwise known as the one-finger typing brigade or ‘hen-peckers’. However, it soon became apparent that there were disabled people out there, who couldn’t type by hand or struggled with literacy, who were suddenly thrown a computer life-line.