[games_access] GA SIG Meeting Tomorrow -- Vegas ConferenceWhitepaper

AudioGames.net richard at audiogames.net
Sun Feb 6 17:33:29 EST 2005

Hi Michelle and group!

Hope I can attend the meeting tommorow. I'm very interested to hear your plans about a possible GA book. Maybe it's a nice idea to use the list to develop an outline of possible chapters?
For everyone still anxiously awaiting news on a possible Game Accessibility Conference: 

The last few months have been very hectic for me due to my Ph.D. work, personal matters like my mother-in-law recieving a permanent tracheo-stoma (she has PSMA, which is a form of progressive muscle disorder), work on my appartment, heavy flu in januari, etc, etc. So I haven't been able to continu to work on a possible conference. My main contact (who has the most experience and who could help me organize the conference together with several universities) is very busy himself with a very small 1 day conference which has turned out to a much larger task then he anticipated. However, we recently had a positive talk about it at the Accessibility foundation where I work so all's not lost :) However, all is going very very slowly unfortunately. 
By the way, if anyone wants to view a brochure on web accessibility we (Accessibility foundation) recently developed in collaboration with HP, have a look at:


(or: http://tinyurl.com/5fdum )

Again, hope to meet you tommorrow (as I lately seem to miss it due to permanent public transport delays)!



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "michelle hinn" <hinn at uiuc.edu>
To: "'michelle hinn'" <hinn at uiuc.edu>; <kjb at it.rit.edu>; <thomas at pininteractive.com>; <salvse at rit.edu>; <barrie at oneswitch.org.uk>; <j.chetwynd at btinternet.com>; <kstone at microsoft.com>
Cc: "'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 10:23 PM
Subject: [games_access] GA SIG Meeting Tomorrow -- Vegas ConferenceWhitepaper

> Hi everyone -- This is an email primarily for those who are authors of the
> SIG's paper for HCI International in Las Vegas in July. All are welcome to
> the meeting tomorrow but the main focus for the next month will be the
> completion of this paper. We'll return to regular SIG meetings on March 14
> (post Game Developer's Conference).
> So this is just a quick reminder about the meeting tomorrow at 12noon
> (EST)/9am (PST) -- it's the same time that we normally meet. We'll go over
> the paper as it stands right now and talk about the plan to finish it up by
> the March 1 deadline. 
> One other item of business will be to talk about a possible book to be put
> out by the SIG! Yes, I pleased to announce that I've been contacted by
> Charles River Media Publishers about the SIG putting out a games
> accessibility book.  I'm sitting down with their gaming editor at GDC in
> early March -- so be thinking about some ideas that I can bring to her on
> behalf of the SIG at GDC. My initial idea is to create an edited book by the
> SIG so that those who are interested can each have their own chapter (and,
> thus, book chapter publication) and it also opens up the book for those who
> may be doing research but are not (YET!) involved with the SIG.
> IMPORTANT (how to get to the meeting): If you aren't already on MSN
> Messenger, please sign up for an account as soon as possible. Then add me,
> vrgrrl at hotmail.com (that's right, vrgrrl), to your contacts list.
> I'll make sure that you are added to the conference room when I see you
> online right before the meeting. Email me at hinn at uiuc.edu if you have any
> problems.
> See you tomorrow! Some REALLY exciting stuff in the works!
> Michelle
> IGDA Game Accessibility Committee Chair
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