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This, alongside outreach projects such as accessible gaming roadshows and the development of a significant accessible gaming database, will see positive change. Despite these, and many other initiatives, the situation is far from perfect: Many game developers are still very much unaware of game accessibility. Developers who acknowledge the importance of game accessibility and want to use it in their designs often don't know how to do so.

Games developed in research projects usually consist of small demos " proofs of concept " which lack the quality and re playability of mainstream games. This is usually also the case with games that have been developed by the small companies and hobbyists. Knowledge about accessible game design that is gained in such projects often fails to get documented. In recent years, game accessibility has become a topic of increasing interest to the academic research community.

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March Learn how and when to remove this template message. The Computer Games Journal. Most their ware is enhanced with magic, making it more powerful and versatile than traditional cyberware. For example, ESP Sight is a cyber eyes add-on which enables the user to see things at a distance, perhaps even on the other side of a wall.

Last week, we saw the C47 Prowler, a top-of-the-line attack drone from the upcoming Psi-punk: As a refresher, Gifts are beneficial qualities possessed by just about everything in the game of Psi-punk. These traits often grant special benefits to people, gear, vehicles, and—of course—drones. They also have different costs depending on how powerful the Gift is or what it does.

Cloaking The drone easily blends into its surroundings, making it difficult to detect. Last week, we defined Drones in Psi-punk and took a look at the Hound, a drone designed to be an expert tracker. Treat drones as vehicles see page 65 of the Psi-punk core book to determine their Traits. Drones have the following differences. Last month we took a look at the Technomancer archetype for Psi-punk. These masters of electrokinesis are adept at manipulating technology, and their favorite tool is the drone. Drones are small robots built to serve a specific purpose.

As autonomous robots, drones act according to their programming unless otherwise instructed by someone with thea bility to communicate with them. Anyone with the cyberpsi Gift a sub-set of the electrokinesis power or with a cyberpsi magic device of PR: Each of the page PDFs contains a first-person perspective introduction from someone who identifies with the chosen archetype, as well as a list of Skills, Gifts, Faults, and Gear they might use.

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Leisure Show list of pages in this section. Bag Books Bag Books provides multi-sensory stories for people with learning disabilities, and also run storytelling sessions. Toy libraries Most toy libraries have specialist toys for people with special needs to borrow. Many projects also have stay and play opportunities. There may also be mobile home visiting services. Find your local toy library.

One-handed knitting, and how to cast on Elisabeth Ward has made an online tutorial that explains how to cast onto a knitting needle using one hand. Trampolines Our family bought Janet a trampoline which has been brilliant for her and has also been great for our other kids and their friends.

Make your own film Use your camcorder to make a 'film' of a favourite book.

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We did The Tiger Who Came to Tea, using a toy stuffed tiger, shots of our table set up for tea, empty food packets, and a homemade cardboard claw peeking round the front door. Cinema club Turn your house into a cinema. Choose a DVD together bought or borrowed from the local library make tickets and posters.

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Invite friends if you've got the space and then make popcorn, close the curtains and enjoy. Homemade slime Make slime. Get a pack of cornflour, mix it with water so it's gloopy but not runny and then add green food colouring. Dress yourself Create life-size portraits. Use either a large piece of card or lining paper joined together, if necessary. Draw around each other and cut up old clothes and cloths to dress your portraits up.

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Drawing wall Stick some blank paper on a wall somewhere and turn it into a 'graffiti wall'. You can also paint a wall with blackboard paint or put up a big white board for graffiti fun. We like Sensory Toy Warehouse and Fledglings who take care to make things affordable. Make a photo diary Keeping a photo diary is great for people who have poor memory or limited words to say what they have done. You and other family members and friends have something to chat about. When you join, just ask the librarian to change your child's ticket status to a children or teenage special ticket.

No proof of ASC is stated as necessary but it may be a good idea to bring your Disability Living Allowance letter just in case. Family on film We had a big family party and found to our delight Eddie loves watching the DVD we made of it. We remade it with his favourite music. He'll sit for ages enjoying watching himself and all the people he knows on TV. Home skittles Use guttering to make a chute to play skittles. Clippit Lisa likes to play with toys while she is in her wheelchair, but is in the habit of dropping them.

So I have put toys you get that clip across a pram, across her wheelchair. This keeps both of us happy. There are lots of play themes available and it comes in different colours, too. We bought him a trike. The trike is heavy so he was able to build up his leg strength on both sides. Also the trike gave him a safe opportunity to practise steering, which is not easy when you've got impaired co-ordination and spatial balance.

After a few months he picked up a 2-wheeler without stabilisers and rode it around the garden! I put together a 'Distraction Bag' of toys that she could play with.

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The Distraction Bag hangs on the back of the buggy and toys can be swapped and exchanged as needed. As an alternative I got him old curtain tassles which work nicely. Ideas book Roma Lear has written a range of books full of ideas of activities for people with special needs, look out for Roma Lear on Amazon.

Make your own I made my own 3-D letters, numbers and words in colours that Margy likes best to teach her to read.

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