[games_access] Game Survey -- Places to target to get the word out

hinn at uiuc.edu hinn at uiuc.edu
Fri Jun 17 00:03:09 EDT 2005


Hi all,

I'm posting up a quick summary of this past monday's meeting 
on the sig website (http://www.igda.org/accessibility/). We 
mostly talked about Reid's survey 
that is going to try to get at how many people -- disabled 
or not -- would like to see game accessibility features 
brought into games. Next Monday's meeting will focus on the 
continued survey development.

One thing we want to do is start collecting media lists, 
gamer lists, disabled game groups -- places that we think 
might be responsive to a post or putting up a short blurb on 
their website about the survey. so we want this to be huge!

To get everyone thinking...here are a few places off the top 
of my head that we should hit just to get the ball rolling:

Gaming Organizations/Professional Game Dev Media:

* Gamasutra (http://www.gamasutra.com)
* IGDA (http://igda.org/) -- the IGDA also has a monthly 
newsletter that goes out to all members that we could add a 
little advert for the survey on

Game Media:

* GameSpot (http://www.gamespot.com/)
* IGN (http://www.ign.com/)

Accessible Game Media/Organizations:

* AGDev (http://www.agdev.org/)
* Deaf Gamers (http://www.deafgamers.com/)

Disability Organizations:

* American Foundation for the Blind (http://www.afb.org/)
* American Association for the Deaf-Blind 
(http://www.aadb.org/)
* American Association for Deaf Children 
(http://www.deafchildren.org/home/home.html)
* Center for Applied Special Technology 
(http://www.cast.org/)

Other Media?

* Wired Magazine (http://www.wired.com/)
* New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com)

Please -- keep adding your links and ideas -- we're trying 
to collect as many potential groups who might help us get 
the word out about our survey as possible! Thanks!

Michelle


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