Howdy! My background is in assistive technology (AT) with some familiarity using the Makecode Editor for Microbit and Arcade. I also help run a local chapter in NYC for Makers Making Change, an organization aiming to connect makers, disability professionals, and assistive technology users in providing access to affordable AT.
Adaptive gaming seems to be quite a hot-button topic and I’ve been kicking around the idea of creating accessible games for kids with disabilities who may struggle with playing commercial video games (they are either too complex, too fast-moving, etc.) I was thinking this might be an interesting Game Jam and that Makecode Arcade might be a great platform to help engage parents, therapists and other novice coders to help create games for their loved ones. There is currently a One Button Game Jam on Itch that is starting in January but perhaps this one can be a one or two-button game Jam?
In any case… please feel free to reach out if you have any tips or are interested in this topic.
All the best,