Stay Safe Working with Horses

Accessibility for educational games is a work in progress across the industry. We continually seek solutions to make our products fully accessible, and we strive to adhere to established standards for accessibility and usability on each new project. Some of our older products may not be accessible in all areas and have not been optimized for current accessibility recommendations. Here, we offer the content and approach of this game, so that learners are better able to find alternative content and ways of learning.

Content of the Application

Stay Safe Working with Horses is a browser-based interactive application designed to promote safety awareness when handling horses. This application takes a hands-on approach to horse handling safety as it offers various safety tips throughout its three segments. Taking the form of a point-and-click adventure, the player must complete each segment by selecting the numerically coordinated text boxes that reveal safety tips for the proper handling of horses. After the completion of each segment, the interactive runs a full-motion animation that reviews the lesson. Towards the end of the interactive, the player learns about the temperament of horses as well as safety tips upon releasing their horse from the stable.

Approach

Stay Safe Working with Horses can be used with a mouse, trackpad or keyboard. This module does not require great precision with the mouse.

Accommodations

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Input Devices

Utilizes mouse, trackpad, or keyboard commands.

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Audio

Stay Safe Working with Horses includes voiceover narration, which can be turn on and off by clicking a sound icon at the top of the screen.

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Visual Aspects

Zooming options are not available.

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Cognitive Aspects

The user is not under a time constraint to finish allowing more access for those individuals with difficulties utilizing mousing clicking. The module can also be navigated using keyboard commands.

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Interface

The interactive is playable on web browsers. Stay Safe Working with Horses is not supported on mobile devices.

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Language

This game is available in English only.

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Fine Motor Skills

This interactive includes options to navigate using keyboard commands. The user can also progress through the module using the space bar.

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Subtitles

Subtitles are present and easy to read.


© 2021, 2013, NMSU Board of Regents. Stay Safe Working with Horses is a collaborative project of eXtension HorseQuest and Michigan State University's My Horse University, funded by the North Central Risk Management Education Center. NMSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. NMSU and the U.S Department of Agriculture cooperating.