[games_access] greetings from gdc 2005

hinn at uiuc.edu hinn at uiuc.edu
Fri Mar 11 03:29:12 EST 2005

hi everyone! just a short note to say hello from gdc 2005 in 
san francisco. what a fun and exhausting time it's been this 
week! more specific details soon but i wanted to let you all 
know that we had some really positive feedback so far about 
roundtable sessions and i think that we are definitely 
beginning to see a growing interest in games accessibility 
by developers. we had quite a range of attendees 
from "serious games" folks to those working for microsoft, 
sony, and other commercial game developers. the sig also 
received recognition at the igda annual 
meeting for our work over the past year. thanks to everyone 
for volunteering so much of your time to the sig this past 
year. without a doubt, 
GDC 2005 has been a positive experience -- i definitely feel 
that this is a really exciting time for those of us 
advocating for accessibility in games. slowly but surely we 
are making a difference! :)

it was great to meet thomas and reid in person and i'm 
looking forward 
to meeting more of you in july in las vegas. thomas and i 
also spoke with jenifer niles with charles river media this 
morning -- more details soon but it looks like we have a 
book in our future! :) so start thinking about what you'd 
like to contribute to the book and i'll be posting more 
specific information on the list soon.

no meeting this monday (the 14th) but get ready for the next 
sig meeting on the 21st at 9am (us pst)/ noon (us est). i'll 
send a reminder around before the meeting.


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