[games_access] T-shirt

Barrie Ellis barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk
Wed Jan 11 03:26:03 EST 2006


Hi,

Interesting work so far all. Very quick thought. I think we should keep 
looking for a symbol, as they are more universal than just English text.

Barrie
www.OneSwitch.org.uk




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Westin" <thomas at pininteractive.com>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 1:33 AM
Subject: Re: [games_access] T-shirt


> Oh, when I sent the logo I hadn't downloaded the rest of the comments.
>
> OK, my feedback regarding a logo: I think it is important that the logo 
> communicates accessibility for all, not "only" for disabled.
>
> What I'm trying to say is that we should avoid to make accessibility 
> featured games into a stigma by having a logo that looks like a 
> wheelchair, cane or whatever. Although those symbols might be good in the 
> short run I think in the long run, we should have a less "disability" 
> oriented logo, and focus on enabling gamers of all kinds to have a great 
> game experience. I (we?) want the game industry to understand that game 
> accessibility is for everyone.
>
> That's why I like the title "Game Not Over" so much; it says enough about 
> what accessibility can do for gamers and the industry, while not being too 
> specific about how "accessibility" is defined. I think combined with the 
> subtext where "Game Accessibility SIG" is mentioned it can't be very 
> misinterpreted.
>
> My hopes was that the designed text of "Game Not Over" could work as a 
> logo, with some further refinement before it's final I think (this was 
> just a draft).
>
> /Thomas
>
>
>
>
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <hinn at uiuc.edu>
> To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 12:55 AM
> Subject: Re: [games_access] T-shirt
>
>
>> Yeah, I think that going with some kind of classic gamer
>> humor will help bring people in -- it's inviting and I think
>> approachable. :)
>>
>> ---- Original message ----
>>>Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 17:37:57 -0500
>>>From: Reid Kimball <rkimball at gmail.com>
>>>Subject: Re: [games_access] T-shirt
>>>To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
>> <games_access at igda.org>
>>>
>>>Haha, I think the pac-man in a wheelchair talking to a
>> space invader
>>>(with a cane?) is great! I picture the logo being very
>> large though,
>>>so that the text in the bubbles can be read. If not, seeing
>> pac-man
>>>talking to a space invader should catch people's attention.
>>>
>>>I like the joystick in a wheelchair but I'm afraid people
>> might think
>>>it's relating to electric wheelchairs that are actually
>> controlled
>>>with a joystick.
>>>
>>>-Reid
>>>
>>>
>>>On 1/10/06, hinn at uiuc.edu <hinn at uiuc.edu> wrote:
>>>> I agree -- I like the weathered look too -- I keep seeing
>> that
>>>> on all kinds of tshirts -- it's the latest rage. :)
>>>>
>>>> ---- Original message ----
>>>> >Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 15:48:47 -0600
>>>> >From: Tim Chase <agdev at thechases.com>
>>>> >Subject: Re: [games_access] T-shirt
>>>> >To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
>>>> <games_access at igda.org>
>>>> >
>>>> >> Here's some stuff I've been busy with for the Game
>>>> Accessibility
>>>> >> project: http://www.audiogames.net/aglogs/galogo.jpg
>> and
>>>> >> http://www.audiogames.net/aglogs/gafiller003.jpg (will
>> dig
>>>> up more next
>>>> >> week). I believe it was on this list (or at least on
>> the
>>>> AGDev list)
>>>> >> several of us were thinking about such a design and
>> came up
>>>> with ideas
>>>> >> like: "pacman with a cane", "space invaders with text
>>>> balloon", "gamepad
>>>> >> with accessibility icons", etc.
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >I like the "weathered" look of that first one.  My
>> drafts when I
>>>> >first started playing with ideas can be found at:
>>>> >
>>>> >http://tim.thechases.com/sig_access.html
>>>> >
>>>> >Consider 'em public domain, from my SVG editor to you :)
>>>> >
>>>> >-tim
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
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