Anything for Windows users?
Ok, so you love gaming, but use a Windows PC and were wondering whether we have any useful information for you? Read on and we will let you know how this site can be useful also to you.
Even though this site is focussed on Mac OS X, a lot of the issues and solutions discussed also apply to other operating systems such as Windows. For example, many of the games reviewed or listed on this site are available also on Windows. The accessibility issues with the games are typically the same on both platforms. So if we write that a game only requires mouse clicks (i.e. no drags or right clicks) this most likely also applies to the Windows version. Similarly, if playing a particular game requires that you change it from full screen to windowed-mode this most likely applies not only to the Mac version but also to the Windows version of the same game. There is of course no guarantee that the accessibility issues and solutions are always exactly the same on Mac and PC, so it is always a good idea to download game demos and try for yourself, but we expect that in many cases the Mac info will also apply to the Windows version of the same game. If you try out a demo and find that the situation is different on Windows, please drop us a line and we will try to update he article with the additional information.
To help out Windows users of assistive technology we have now started to add a note at the end of each game and review article mentioning whether the discussed game is also available on Windows or, in some cases, Linux. There are also a couple of links to other accessibility and gaming site on our resources page. Most of those sites have a Windows or console focus.
Finally, keep in mind that you could always get a Mac as any currently shipping Mac can run both Mac OS X and Windows. What is more, you can actually run Windows within the Parallels Desktop environment and access Windows games and other programs using Mac universal access software such as KeyStrokes and SwitchXS. For an excellent example of using a Mac to play PC games read this article by Ian.
The Assistive Gaming Team