[games_access] GDC news

AudioGames.net richard at audiogames.net
Tue Aug 15 14:01:11 EDT 2006


Yeah, you're right... okay, so we're getting make-up (Extreme Makeover?) and 
plastic surgery (I Want A Famous Face?)... how about some carboard cutouts 
(Blue Peter?) and then all our accessibility wishes will come true (Jim'll 
Fix It*?) ?

;)

Richard

* http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/titles/jimllfixit.shtml



----- Original Message ----- 
From: <hinn at uiuc.edu>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 7:54 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] GDC news


> hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
>
> (wipes tears from eye after laughing about the idea of how much THAT would 
> cost in fees compared to just piling on a lot of makeup and maybe getting 
> plastic surgery to become a "look alike")
>
> ;)
>
> ---- Original message ----
>>Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 19:50:43 +0200
>>From: "AudioGames.net" <richard at audiogames.net>
>>Subject: Re: [games_access] GDC news
>>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
>>
>>Why not get a *REAL* person from Idols or Models?
>>
>>
>>----- Original Message ----- 
>>From: <hinn at uiuc.edu>
>>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
>>Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 7:47 PM
>>Subject: Re: [games_access] GDC news
>>
>>
>>> Yeah, but we can call it "GDC next top accessibility idol modeling 
>>> agency"
>>> ;)
>>>
>>> Someone's gotta be the MC and I do a better Tyra/Janice than Ryan. ;)
>>>
>>> Michelle
>>>
>>> ---- Original message ----
>>>>Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 19:34:17 +0200
>>>>From: "AudioGames.net" <richard at audiogames.net>
>>>>Subject: Re: [games_access] GDC news
>>>>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
>>>>
>>>>   What!!... this is Idol, not Model... if not, then I
>>>>   want to be the one with the dog... oh no, he short
>>>>   and bald... errr... the British photogrpaher guy?
>>>>   But then with a dog?
>>>>
>>>>     ----- Original Message -----
>>>>     From: d. michelle hinn
>>>>     To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
>>>>     Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 5:58 PM
>>>>     Subject: Re: [games_access] GDC news
>>>>     A quick update -- we won't hear about the
>>>>     roundtables for a while so maybe we'll get one or
>>>>     both of those. Jason pointed out yesterday that
>>>>     maybe having the short-sput roundtables will
>>>>     impact people more after seeing accessibility idol
>>>>     -- the problem with the tutorials is that they
>>>>     take place BEFORE the main attractions start with
>>>>     GDC. So while it's not what we'd wanted, finger's
>>>>     crossed that they will at least give us some
>>>>     roundtable time.
>>>>     The good news is that we have a TWO hour time slot
>>>>     for accessibility idol versus a 1 hour slot. That
>>>>     means that there can be a lot more "information
>>>>     sharing" (ie, teaching) that occurs during the
>>>>     session and we can focus our energies on making
>>>>     sure that Idol gets the attention it needs to
>>>>     really be a jam packed session.
>>>>     We do have a lot to discuss about this -- we need
>>>>     it to have some irreverent humor and not be a
>>>>     "everyone's a winner" for participating in the
>>>>     challenge session because that leaves people with
>>>>     the "great! now we've done something!" feeling
>>>>     when really all they've done is attend a session.
>>>>     So we need to figure out how to get a "so WHY WHY
>>>>     WHY is this not in [game title x]" kind of
>>>>     over-the-top attitude. So I'll be setting up a SIG
>>>>     meeting soon for us to start discussing this in
>>>>     more detail and discussing which of us can pull
>>>>     off the best "catty humor," "probably under the
>>>>     influence of some kind of mind altering substance,
>>>>     etc parts YET still be able to get design critique
>>>>     across. Because this is a SHOW, after all, and the
>>>>     best way to reach the "must attend" status of a
>>>>     "Will Wright talks about cattle futures" or a
>>>>     "Game Design Challenge: Mr. Rogers shoots up a
>>>>     bunch of Aliens" session is to bring some
>>>>     outragiousness to the session! So we need the
>>>>     perfect blend of people with over-the-top
>>>>     personality and ability to get important
>>>>     accessibility info out.
>>>>     BTW -- I decided a few weeks ago that I'm not
>>>>     going to be a dull Ryan Seacrest but instead be a
>>>>     Tyra Banks meets Janice Dickenson loudmouth style
>>>>     host. :D
>>>>     Michelle
>>>>
>>>>       Well...after dealing with a ton of fun at
>>>>       airports the last few days, I just got back to
>>>>       find out that the GDC people are not going to
>>>>       allocate space for a game accessibility tutorial
>>>>       this year due to the low turnout (especially by
>>>>       the end of the day when it REALLY counted
>>>>       because people had to fill out forms about it).
>>>>       Also we had so many different people coming in
>>>>       and out throughout the day that they didn't get
>>>>       counted either. I'm trying to appeal this but
>>>>       we'll see.
>>>>
>>>>       So this might be the end of that idea I had that
>>>>       the accessibility idol session would result in
>>>>       an increased buzz about accessibility and thus
>>>>       increase our numbers for the tutorial. The good
>>>>       news is that the accessibility idol session is a
>>>>       "go," as well as a group gathering (the session
>>>>       where we were gathered around the IGDA booth).
>>>>       I'm trying to find out about the status of the
>>>>       roundtables.
>>>>
>>>>       What does this mean for us? Well, this will
>>>>       really, really cut back on the amount of people
>>>>       we can bring from the SIG to GDC because we
>>>>       won't have a one-day session since there will be
>>>>       no "breakdown by disability type" sub-sessions
>>>>       within the tutorial day. It may also mean that
>>>>       only the accessibility idol session will result
>>>>       in speaker's passes and that's a 60-90 minute
>>>>       session (not sure yet) so it won't justify the
>>>>       larger amount of passes that the tutorial did.
>>>>
>>>>       So...sigh...this was not the best news that I
>>>>       wanted to return to -- I should have guessed --
>>>>       my Monday started with a rental car drive from
>>>>       Detroit to Champaign in the middle of the night
>>>>       thanks to airport messes. No airport has the
>>>>       same rules right now and I don't even want to go
>>>>       into why I wasn't allowed to board a
>>>>       plane...that UK trip looked "weird" to the
>>>>       Detroit airport team...
>>>>
>>>>       Ok, so we're waiting on an appeal but the space
>>>>       at the Moscone center in San Fran is not very
>>>>       friendly for GDC so I'm thinking that we're not
>>>>       going to get the tutorial but you never know!?!
>>>>
>>>>       Michelle (who is trying to catch up on the
>>>>       latest list stuff because I've been without
>>>>       internet connection since Thursday)
>>>>
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> these are mediocre times and people are
> losing hope. it's hard for many people
> to believe that there are extraordinary
> things inside themselves, as well as
> others. i hope you can keep an open
> mind.
> -- "unbreakable"
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