[games_access] greetings from gdc 2005

Reid Kimball rkimball at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 15:21:48 EST 2005

I had a great time at the one roundtable session I attended. I really
wasn't sure what the response would be to the closed captioning
information I provided but several people came up to me afterwards
thanking me for talking about it.

I've actually started writing about the project and I think what I've
written could be used for the book. Looking forward to hearing more
about it.


On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 02:29:12 -0600, hinn at uiuc.edu <hinn at uiuc.edu> wrote:
> 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
> our
> 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.
> michelle
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