[games_access] Develop Brighton -- Accessibility Arcade

d. michelle hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Fri Jun 2 14:56:03 EDT 2006


Ok, the issues *might* include us not being able to bring in a 
playstation due to licensing (even if it's our own...). So I really 
need the info on what games and what systems people were planning on 
showing (and bringing) AND whether or not they'll need a TV to show 
that game on.

So things like the Playstation/Xbox controllers and games *might* be 
an issue due to licensing and permissions. So the sooner we can sort 
this out the better! So let me know if this might involve your 
presentation and give me a list of what you are planning on bringing.

Now they *have* said that we should bring our own laptops (and/or usb 
or cd saved ppts) to present on -- so that suggests that if you have 
a game that you'll be showing on a laptop that you bring...that 
should be ok. It's just the console systems that might be an issue at 
this point.

ALSO...if you need Internet Connectivity, let me know ASAP!

Wow, the planning for this is getting more tight than it was for GDC! 
I think I've spent most of my week on this!

Make your hotel reservations NOW -- they are getting tight as I 
understand. Also, no need to register for the conference -- you'll be 
pre-registered.

I'll be bringing an up-to-date PC laptop to the conference but that 
was all I was planning to haul overseas due to knowing that most 
everything I have won't work in the UK! But when we go to Tokyo in 
2007, I'm all set -- I know my stuff will work there plus I have 
Japanese versions of almost everything anyway. ;)

Michelle

>You've been to Develop Brighton? I think that we're just going to 
>have a regular sized conference room.
>
>>Michelle,
>>
>>If possible a recent mac laptop, similarly pc, I can supply one or other.
>>
>>presumably the sound speakers are suitable for the auditorium? this 
>>has been a problem in the past...
>>
>>Jonathan Chetwynd
>>
>>
>>
>>On 1 Jun 2006, at 22:14, d. michelle hinn wrote:
>>
>>Hi all,
>>
>>So the Develop organizers have a lot of restrictions and we might 
>>not be able to hold the accessibility arcade. Will all speakers 
>>please email me (hinn at uiuc.edu) as soon as they get this email and 
>>let me know what games and what equipment they planned to 
>>show/bring in, including if they need a TV monitor (and if you are 
>>bringing that monitor or not). That way we can find out what needs 
>>to be completely revamped sooner than later due to restrictions.
>>
>>Here are the details from the conference folks:
>>
>>"We can arrange power in the room that's not a problem. Here's the AV we
>>provide:
>>
>>Our standard room setup for each room includes:
>>-Projection screen
>>-An 1024X768 SVGA projector
>>-A wired lavaliere microphone
>>-A presenter table
>>-Sound for Personal Computer
>>-Podium with a Standard Podium Microphone
>>
>>All the rest is extra costs for us and need to be able justify the large
>>expense, despite what you might think TVs and stuff are quite expensive.
>>Also there's rules about bringing your own equipment in.  The best thing
>>to do is send me what you were planning on having and see how we can
>>possible manage it or scale down."
>>
>>Michelle
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