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

AudioGames.net richard at audiogames.net
Sun Aug 13 19:32:04 EDT 2006


Hi all,

I agree with Reids opinion on the accessibility of the cd being dependend on 
the users ability to use an OS, in contrast to "the interface is far less 
than accessible" (since the cd doesn't have an interface other than the OS). 
However, I ALSO agree with Barries opinion that a (*better*) front-end 
improves the accessibility of the cd AND with Jonathan's email that was 
posted after my email in which he names the issue with limited label-names 
(which is simply not user friendly *to say the least*).

So I too think that if we were to make a new version of this cd (don't know 
even there are plans for that - sponsors anyone?), than adding an accessible 
front-end is appropiate :)

Greets,

Richard


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barrie Ellis" <barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2006 10:46 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] IGDA Accessibility SIG CD: html front-end?


>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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