My name is Michael Heron, and I'm a lecturer at Robert Gordon University. This page serves as a container for all the various things with which I'm involved. My research interests are accessibility, games, and especially accessibility in games. You can find links to my published academic work here.
I am also the owner, admin and lead developer of Epitaph: a text-based MMO set in the grim darkness of the zombie apocalypse.
I am also the editor for Meeple Like Us, a board game blog with a strong focus on the accessibility of tabletop games.
This is a discussion of the ways in which games, both video and tabletop, are resistant to the analytical techniques of criticism from other, more passive disciplines.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is once again upon us, and this article considers the value of accessibility advocacy in relation to video and analog and gaming.
Do you know someone that might be looking to put together an accessible games library on a budget? Check out our guide. It might be useful for librarians, care home owners, schools, and other organisations.
Here's what's been happening in the world of Meeple Like Us in April of 2017.
Meeple Like Us has been investigating the accessibility of tabletop games for a year now. Here's our summation of what that research has showed to date.
Here is the Meeple Like Us news for March of 2017, discussing the state of board game accessibility as we explore the design landscape.
[Blog - 07/29/2016 - 10:38]
Hi there - sorry, missed ...
Hi there - sorry, missed this at the time r n r nIt 's definitely true there is nothing specific about hunting around for words/environment hooks that is a problem, but in my experience this was almost always unintended. I don 't recall many people, during my time coding collaboratively ...
[Blog - 08/10/2016 - 12:12]
Cool - who were you ...
Cool - who were you on DW MUD I was Drakkos there was a Lord, IIRC correctly, at the height of the Quest List Wars . r n r nThere certainly was an ingrained opposition to the idea of cheating in all its forms, but I don 't think it ...