Diane asked, so I decided to process our server logs to find out how many times our game for children who are blind and visually impaired,
Hark the Sound
, has been downloaded and, if possible, the country that requested it.
The quick summary is that Hark the Sound has been downloaded by 1537 unique IP addresses, we have mailed 169 CDs to the US and 9 to other countries, and we have given away over 500 at workshops. We encourage people to make their own copies so we must be approaching 3000 installed versions in the field.
Identifying the geographic location associated with an IP address is a shaky proposition but I decided to try anyway. I used the database at
to extract the following stats.
Hark has been downloaded by IP addresses in 70 countries and 46 US States. The countries I can identify include:
Pete sent some interesting links about capabilities of the OLPC. This is going to be a great platform for accessible games and literacy tools.
A List Apart
(a very useful resource on all things web related), there is an interesting article on
accessible web applications
In reference to my earlier
about the USB-driven visual alert for people who are hearing impaired.
has a collection of open source software and tools using the Flash platform.
Nice example of using it with AFLAX
IBM is making a
for course content teaching students to make accessible content.
Pete pointed me to
(what's with these names?). Looks like it has potential for improving the accessibility of pages.
Emanuele Feronato is writing a fine
tutorial on making games with Flash
. Interesting game ideas and an easy to follow writeup.