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Recently these virtual reality glasses have made the headlines worldwide. They are special glasses you wear on your head with a built-in LCD screen. The two lenses give the illusion of two screens. This creates a 3D effect that is intensified by the head tracker in the glasses detecting the movements of the head. When using the Oculus Rift in …

Ludology has been around for a long time. It is the study of games. Any games, not just computer games. This includes wrestling and mock fighting games that young animals play. It really gets to the meat and bones of games and “play” in general. So what has the study come up with? What revelations has it brought the human …

Tracking your eyes and clicking with the blink of an eye. For disabled users this sounds like a dream coming true. About to be true, because the Fove project is funded and this virtual reality headset is in production. With Fove it’s possible to aim with your eyes and shoot. So if you’re having trouble using the computer because of …

Even though the term ‘serious game’ or ‘applied game’ stands for a fairly small percentage of the available computer games in our time, this doesn’t meant that this term cannot be divided further. There are quite a few different ‘types’ that the category serious games can be divided into. While it is in fact easy to divide serious games into …

Much has been written about accessible single switch games when compared to other game accessibility topics. I think there are more single switch games than audio games and close captioned games together (Although closed captioned games are becoming more and more prevalent). But many single switch games are are all quite a lonely thing to play. Not that playing by …

Imagine a life where everything happens with the push of a button. You’d like to write a book; push a button. Maybe you would want to find a new job, get hired immediately with full benefits; you’d push a button. Want a new car? Short on cash? Guess what… push a button! Playing a game on a console is not that …

The Accessibility Foundation is market leader in accessibility in the Netherlands. In Europe, The Accessibility Foundation is an important provider of expertise in the accessibility domain and active in many European and local projects on research, testing and develop accessibility solutions. The Foundation provides support, recommendations and inspection of websites for businesses, (local) governments and other organizations. Through work in W3C …

Introduction The “Move your game controller” project is a cooperation of the Dutch TU/e and the Accessibility foundation. Two teams of students will design and develop several game controller prototypes for blind children. A game and its controller trigger and guide blind gamers in other ways than visual queues. Tactile and motor skills are essential to blind people in normal …