[games_access] IGDA Accessibility SIG CD: html front-end?

Barrie Ellis barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk
Sun Aug 13 16:46:49 EDT 2006


I don't agree at all - and I'm a little surprised at the attitude. A nice 
front end could make the CD much more accessible, without doubt.

You have to realise that not all users are computer savvy like yourselves, 
and the CD may find itself into all kinds of hands.

It's a good idea - and doesn't have to complicate things at all. If done 
well it would simplify things. Trawling through file names is not enjoyable.

Compare these links:

http://www.game-accessibility.com/pics/

http://www.game-accessibility.com/index.php?pagefile=auditory

Crude example, but I know what I'd rather be using.

Barrie




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "AudioGames.net" <richard at audiogames.net>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2006 8:36 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] IGDA Accessibility SIG CD: html front-end?


> Yes, the CD actually hasn't got a front-end. But that's maybe also 
> Jonathan's point, or not? I kinda agree with Reid here...
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Reid Kimball" <rkimball at gmail.com>
> To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
> Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2006 7:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [games_access] IGDA Accessibility SIG CD: html front-end?
>
>
>> Are you talking about the "Game Not Over" handout CD that we brought
>> to our GDC '06 tutorial? If so, I think it's fine the way it is
>> because it relys on the operating system to be accessible and making a
>> webpage will only complicate things. The CD is just a collection of
>> folders and files and depends on the users OS to make them accessible.
>> Anyone with a disability that uses a computer has obviously overcome
>> that accessibility barrier, or else they wouldn't be using a computer
>> at all.
>>
>> -Reid
>>
>> On 8/13/06, Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd at btinternet.com> wrote:
>>> IGDA Accessibility SIG CD: html front-end?
>>>
>>> I've just got around to reviewing the SIG CD for 2006 and whilst
>>> there are many resources present the interface is far less than
>>> accessible.
>>>
>>> I'd like to propose that we create an accessible html front end for
>>> the next cd, unless others have another concept...
>>>
>>> this could warrant a little further development at this stage.
>>>
>>> cheers
>>>
>>> Jonathan Chetwynd
>>>
>>> I also enjoyed Brighton, though I would have been even happier if
>>> people had kept to time.
>>> It makes a huge difference when one has met, however briefly.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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