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 clicking on 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 or trackpad. This module requires very little precision, so it may be suitable for users with fine motor issues or eye hand coordination difficulties. The module requires mostly mouse or trackpad clicking.

Accomodations

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Input devices

Requires mouse or trackpad, may be accessible for some special equipment replacing trackpad. It does not include an option to map buttons to the keyboard, which may create difficulty for those who need longer to perform tasks with the mouse.

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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.

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Interface

The interactive is only playable on platforms that support Adobe Flash, which may no longer be supported by browsers beginning early 2020. 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 does not include a sandbox area to practice navigation nor does it include an option to map navigation control to the keyboard.

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Subtitles

Subtitles are present, easy-to-read, and identify the speaker.


© 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.