Video games development as an opportunity for social impact

Miguel Jimeno, Pedro Wightman, Augusto Salazar, Lucy Garcia, Jose Capacho

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Abstract

The need for a more inclusive society for persons with disabilities is increasing every day, as governments are required to create the appropriate legal framework for improving environments such as public and private spaces, as long as educational and work environments. The progress has been slow, and there are still many areas where integration has been nonexistent. In Colombia, the government has improved several areas, but there are many needs for people with disabilities in education, who are usually left behind. We propose here a program for building inclusive mobile applications for children and adults with disabilities. The developers of those games will be high school students from schools in Barranquilla, and using this approach will teach them about inclusion. The users of those applications will be the children and adults with special needs served by institutions for students with special needs. In this paper, we present the methodology, software, and hardware architecture design and preliminary evidence of the positive effect that this kind of project can have on undergraduate students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - IEEE Games, Multimedia, Animation and Multiple Realities, GMAX 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728161471
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 17 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 IEEE Games, Multimedia, Animation and Multiple Realities, GMAX 2020 - Virtual, Barranquilla, Colombia
Duration: Sep 17 2020Sep 18 2020

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE Games, Multimedia, Animation and Multiple Realities, GMAX 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Games, Multimedia, Animation and Multiple Realities, GMAX 2020
Country/TerritoryColombia
CityVirtual, Barranquilla
Period9/17/209/18/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Media Technology
  • Education
  • Communication

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