The Gamer Effect $50 Gamer Giveaway Contest

The Gamer Effect, a blog about all things geek-related, is giving away two $25 gift cards to celebrate their 50th post. All you have to do to enter is post a comment on the announcement page to share a link to your favorite RPG-related blog. If you’re a blog owner, you can also enter to win a $25 gift card by posting about the contest on your blog (see what I’m doing?).

Visit the contest page to enter.

I recently began contributing to The Gamer Effect myself. You can read my review of the amazing album “Chainmail and Cello” by The Doubleclicks, already posted. I also have a review of the new Fractured Kingdom RPG by House Dok Productions, which should be live in a few … Continue reading

More on Bookmarking and Accessible PDF Design

Someone on Google+ shared an article about bookmarking PDFs that detailed poor, adequate, and good examples of the practice. I found it interesting and appropriate to the topic of designing PDFs with accessibility in mind (read my previous post about that topic).

It’s important to point out, to publishers especially, that the very act of creating well-bookmarked PDFs puts you several steps in the right direction toward creating accessible PDFs, since many of the processes overlap. In some cases, you don’t have to go out of your way to support accessibility and screen readers, you just need to focus on doing what the average customer wants anyway.

You can read the original article here.

Finally, I wanted to share one last link. I came across this post the other day that offers up “ Continue reading

‘Take On Rules’ – Helping Other Gamers

Jeremy Friesen of the “Take On Rules” blog recently posted a wonderful article entitled “Helping Other Gamers With Consideration for the Visually Impaired.” It is an excellent post in which he talks about his experience at GenCon and helping a visually impaired woman find a game to play that isn’t a hassle for someone with a disability to get into.

Some of the games he mentions in his post are:

It’s a wonderful story and a great read. I highly recommend heading on over and checking it out!

http://takeonrules.com/2012/10/07/helping-other-gamers-with-consideration-for-the-visually-impaired/#comment-1197

The Blind GM

Another blog shout-out, this time to The Blind GM.

The Blind GM’s blog is aligned with the same goals as Accessible Games: to bring gaming to the disabled (in his case, more specifically to the blind).

“If my goal is to bring awareness to the issues us blind folks deal with in gaming, then I need to tell you about what my gaming is like,” says The Blind GM in his May 26th post.  He continues to detail how he will soon be writing about his play experiences in various RPGs and how he and his friends adapt to his being blind.

We expect to read great things from this blog in the future, so be sure to check it out at http://theblindgm.wordpress.com/.

Obfuscated Objective: Board Games and Speech Therapy

We wanted to share this link with everyone because we think this blog is not only a great read but a great resource. There’s a lot that can be said about speech therapy (har har), and I know that if I had these sorts of games and experiences when I was going through it as an elementary school child it would have made that time a lot more pleasant.

Check out Obfuscated Objectives at http://obfuscatedobjective.wordpress.com – it’s exactly the sort of resource that Accessible Games likes to promote!