Where can I find an engaging game to teach people about the Americans with Disabilities Act?
The ADA Game is a great way for people to learn more about the Americans with Disability Act and how advocacy can promote changes in communities.
As individuals sign up to play, they are each randomly assigned to one of eight virtual cities. Once assigned to a city, a player becomes a member of that community and works with other players to earn points, plan strategies, and take actions. A player can answer up to five multiple-choice questions a day to earn action points. These points are then used by participants to advocate for greater accessibility in their communities through three types of actions:
- individual Actions-to boost individual ability to influence positive change in the community.
- community Actions-to boost individual ability to influence change and directly affect the accessibility ratings of the community.
- group Actions-coordinated with other advocates in the community to build capacity and direct positive change.
By working together, players in each community increase compliance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), resulting in a more accessible community. In addition, players can check their statistics to see how well they and their communities are doing and visit the message board to chat with other players.
The ADA Game is sponsored by the Southeast ADA Center, a project within Georgia Tech's Center for Assistive Technology & Environmental Access (CATEA).