Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Britain opens centre for disabled gamers, which also will be an incubator to enhance accessible gaming

From Engadget:

Disabled gamers currently form a small, but growing portion of the gaming community, and the folks from the UK's SpecialEffect video games charity are seeking to get a lot more of them gaming.

SpecialEffect -- with an assist from UK Prime Minister David Cameron -- just opened a Video Games Visitor Centre to give those with disabilities a place to experience cutting-edge gaming tech designed for the disabled, like eye-controllers, in its GamesRoom.

The Centre also has a GamesLab where "games and hardware are tested for accessibility" so game developers can adjust their wares to get even more people dishing out pwnage than ever before.