Hello, my name is Henry Wright, I’m 23 and I’ve got a rare disability called Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T).
I like playing International Snooker with my dad, while I am playing I’ve got Steam & TeamSpeak 3 Opened. I used to have 3 monitors but I had to say bye to a monitor to make space for a Printer. Planning to go mobile with my gaming on the windows surface tablet….Stay tuned for my next blog post.
Games are often inaccessible to the blind and visually impaired because they rely on the player being able to see and interact with visuals, in order to play the game. However, games could be made accessible if sound elements could be made that play the same role as the visual elements.
We started our gaming service Everyone Can Game in 2014. However, we’ve been helping disabled people game long before then.
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.
As you may know, the Aidis Trust has been running a project called Everyone Can Game, which aims to help disabled people to become involved in gaming. As a part of which, there have been gaming days to get disabled children playing games in an accessible way. Well, I thought it might be a good opportunity to catch up on how things are going as well as talk all things gaming with one of the project’s volunteers.