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Interactive Multimedia blog has an entry on Universal Design in the creation of digital games. The principles and practices developed in the gaming realm will have broader applications.

A growing number of educators are incorporating the use of interactive multimedia applications, including games, in learning settings. More educators are aware of the principles of Universal Design for Learning, developed by the great people at CAST.

Unfortunately, many multimedia applications, as well as computer and console games, are not designed to facilitate access for a significant number of people. People with vision, hearing, or motor disabilities have few options available to them for playing games. People who have color-blindness, attention/memory problems, auditory processing difficulties, and/or slower visual-motor responses also face barriers when they use multimedia applications and games.

There are people who are working hard to make game technology more accessible.

Source:

http://interactivemultimediatechnology.blogspot.com/2006/10/game-accessibility-universal-design.html

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