Physical disabilities describe conditions that impact a player’s ability to enjoy the game due to specific physically restrictive or conditionally activated instances of bodily responses, but do not include physical conditions that impact the ability to either communicate or receive communication.

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  • Plan for and provide additional time in turn order so that the player can comfortably execute their desired courses of action.
  • Ensure that special concerns are being met to move to and from the table, be seated at the table, and maneuver or access any table accessories typically utilized within a session.
  • Consider environmental modifications specific to the player’s conditions, and the best way in which to accommodate for them. This includes investment into research of gaming accessories and products that might assist with particular disabilities.
  • Consider a separate location for the player to move to in order to provide a secure and private location for regrouping, or performing any other necessary functions.
  • Consider the possibility of start-time delays or attendance situations and have a plan of action to explain the absence of the player’s hero, as well as a method for filling them in when they return.
  • Reduce play sessions or create breaks that allow for mental or physical detachment from the game environment.
  • Certain physical conditions might require several stepped courses of action for the player’s condition, especially if emergency responses might be necessary. It is important to keep documentation on the steps for emergency response procedures on hand to increase the likelihood of proper responsiveness.
  • Potentially reduce session times to accommodate needs that require reduced play time or increase differentiation in activity

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  • Conditions that cause bleeding
  • Conditions that cause seizures or short term paralysis
  • Conditions that cause long term paralysis
  • Conditions that impact manipulation with one’s hands (detailed motor control).
  • Conditions the cause jerking or spasming movement of limbs
  • Conditions that cause digestion or esophageal problems (nausea, cramping, heartburn)
  • Conditions that cause pain
  • Conditions that cause dizziness
  • Conditions that cause sensitivity to light or other atmospheric conditions
  • Conditions that cause breathing irregularities
  • Conditions that cause high energy or jumpiness
  • Conditions that affect body temperatures
  • Conditions that cause abnormalities with skin (rashes, sores, bumps, swelling, bruising, discoloration)
  • Conditions that cause mild to severe allergic reactions
  • Conditions related to loss of or underdeveloped limbs
  • Conditions that affect ability to consume food (diet, appetite, masticating)
  • Conditions that affect seated posture and the ability to reach or view the table
  • Conditions that affect the heart
  • Conditions that cause loss of control or use of limbs of body parts
  • Conditions that affect physical sensitivity or preference to being touched
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