[games_access] also. Roberts presentation? simply amazing. XNA Game Studio Express

Jonathan Chetwynd j.chetwynd at btinternet.com
Tue Aug 15 13:59:47 EDT 2006


well rather than comment on the article, please could you mail me a  
copy of the software? :-)
then we can discuss how accessible or user friendly the interface is...


Jonathan Chetwynd
Accessibility Consultant on Learning Disabilities and the Internet

29 Crimsworth Road

020 7978 1764


On 15 Aug 2006, at 00:38, Brannon Zahand wrote:

Thanks Robert!

I've been super excited about this; it has been hard keeping it under  
my hat. :) If you guys get me a list of your questions regarding the  
announcement today, I'll see what I can do to get answers. Be  
forewarned, however, it might take a little while to get them.


From: games_access-bounces at igda.org On Behalf Of Robert Florio
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 12:22 PM
To: 'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'
Subject: [games_access] also. Roberts presentation? simply amazing.  
XNA Game Studio Express

This is simply amazing Brannon great luck with this.  I think that  
you are going to present a presentation to Microsoft isn't about this  
studio express?  I just sent a letter to the writer of that article  
hopefully maybe she can help out or to a story.  I told her all about  
my situation and having this free tool would be amazing.  I don't  
have to wish any more about one-day meeting a developer, showing my  
ideas, getting it published millions of dollars so on and so on.  I  
hope that this tool is simple like that but I don't know much more  
about it if anyone can help refine more about this tool please let me  
know.  This is one I will be wishing and hoping for the next GDC  
outlook for people responsible for bringing its life.

I'm putting together a presentation also for Game Health conference  
in Baltimore I'll be speaking September 28 and 29.  If anyone would  
like to help me with the review or probably pieced together a speech  
about game accessibility I could truly use the health it's going to  
be a huge feet to find all the useful information a everyone here has  
got such knowledge all probably pieced together from.  And of course  
reference to your contact.  Likewise you've done so for me.  Thanks  
please contact me let me know if you can help.

Currently I'm working so hard at the Art Institute online game design  
on my first game production team.  We're not make anything accessible  
sadly, I tried but we didn't have the resources to look into the  
Never Winter Nights bioware engine we are working with none of us  
really have that much skill to really figure out the scripting.  What  
an experience in game leadership I am the producer for our six man  
team and it is a headache and a pleasure to do keeping everyone in  
track, making assignments my goodness is there a lot of work putting  
together a game.  We were given our own premade Game Design Document  
so kind of right there from the start we were stuck with that idea.   
Only 11 weeks also so we are doing our best mostly just trying to get  
the story, encounters and some cool store development across the best  
way possible.  I'll let y'all know about the module to play it when  
I'm finished.

Thank you for sharing this.
AI online SGA President
arthit73 at cablespeed.com<mailto:arthit73 at cablespeed.com>

From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access- 
bounces at igda.org] On Behalf Of AudioGames.net
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 2:07 PM
To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
Subject: [games_access] To Brannon and Eelke and others visiting  
MSGameFest: XNA Game Studio Express


Just received news about the "Windows/XBox360 Game Development tool  
for Dummies" XNA Game Studio Express:


Could anyone ask the folks at the Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express  
stand (if there is one):

- if the tool can be used to develop more accessible games? (for  
example: does it already contain easy functionality to add, say  
captions? Or: is it possible for people to make and share a caption  
- if the tool is accessible for people with disabilities who want to  
develop their own games?

I'm very interested in this development.... so Brannon: good luck  
with your presentation!


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