[games_access] to ben. Games for Health. More information. Press release.!

hinn at uiuc.edu hinn at uiuc.edu
Thu Jun 8 20:36:35 EDT 2006


Sounds great -- like Richard mentioned earlier we all have
access to a ton of SIG resources so we'll work with you as
much we can to pull it together!

Yes, I cannot recommend Robert enough for this -- I think it's
a win-win given his location and his passion for game
accessiblity. Keep me in the loop and I'll help you out with
whatever is needed to be done and/or make sure that you get
outlines that will best fit the needs of the conference.
That's what I love about this SIG -- so many collective
resources that we can all share and a growing number of
presenters who can attend conferences representing the SIG
when a great opportunity like Games for Health comes up.

So thanks, Robert and Ben -- Like I said, I'll gladly help
pull materials together for you guys.

Michelle

---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 17:33:45 -0400
>From: "Robert Florio" <arthit73 at cablespeed.com>  
>Subject: [games_access] to ben. Games for Health. More
information. Press release.!  
>To: "'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'"
<games_access at igda.org>
>
>I can coordinate with you a little more about what we need to
do together
>Ben for your event.  Sorry for the misspelling before I am
from Glen Burnie
>Maryland.  I am very passionate and feel knowledgeable about
this issue can
>put together the statistics I'm sure.  Thank you guys from
this sig also for
>opening the opportunity.
>
>You can contact me personally also so we can talk about more
of the details
>for speaking.  I do motivational speaking as well and I'm
anxious to see
>what you're looking for more so to see what I could provide
also.  Talk to
>you again soon.
>
>Check out the book Jeannie Novak, Game Development Essentials
Interface
>Design.  I am in the second chapter about accessible game
interface.
>
>To let everyone know here as well as Ben in downtown
Baltimore we are trying
>to arrange for June 19 possibly a later date museum opening
of two of my
>paintings Jay Gibbons oil portrait and Denison Cabral soccer
star portrait.
>You can find more information about this on my web site.  We
are trying to
>arrange the local media and sports radio for the event to get
more coverage
>people out to the show and share the story if you are
interested in putting
>out a press release to help get the story and word out before
hand that
>would be great if you can.
>
>
>
>Robert Florio
>www.RobertFlorio.com 
>arthit73 at cablespeed.com 
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: games_access-bounces at igda.org
[mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org]
>On Behalf Of Ben Sawyer
>Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 5:06 PM
>To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
>Subject: Re: to ben about Speaker RE: [games_access] Games
for Health
>
>Hi robert this sounds great.  Lets shape the ideas I put
forward and  
>we'll get it working.  The big thing is for you as a speaker to  
>provide strong surveys of all the collective work that I'm
looking to  
>present.  It would seem with your background in the forums
that you  
>have a strong knowledgebase of what's been done, and what
needs to be  
>done.
>
>Given you proximity to Baltimore what logistics do you need for  
>attending?
>
>- Ben
>
>
>On Jun 8, 2006, at 4:54 PM, Robert Florio wrote:
>
>> Then I am located in clever in Maryland and would be most
likely to  
>> speak at
>> your event about videogames for accessibility and
rehabilitation  
>> purposes.
>> That's right up my interests as a 24-year-old pleasure
plegic game  
>> designer
>> third year at the Art Institute online.  I'm very involved
with  
>> this group
>> also the moderator of gamers with physical disabilities at
>> www.game-accessibility.com .
>>
>> GDC scholar winner previously game developers conference and  
>> working on
>> prototypes of some games with friends in the process. 
Please let  
>> me know if
>> I could help you this would be a great opportunity and be
able to  
>> share
>> knowledge with people.
>>
>> My goal is to develop games for rehabilitation all purposes
games  
>> that are
>> accessible so you can use it for any purpose not just rehab.
>>
>> Thank you Michele for letting Ben know about me.
>> Sincerely.
>> Robert Florio
>> Art Institute online SGA President
>> www.RobertFlorio.com
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access- 
>> bounces at igda.org]
>> On Behalf Of d. michelle hinn
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 07, 2006 5:11 PM
>> To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
>> Subject: Re: [games_access] Games for Health
>>
>> Well, unfortunately I'm definitely overbooked for this
year. To my
>> knowledge the only person in the SIG who this is local for
is Robert
>> Florio. He lives nearby and I would think would make an
excellent
>> speaker -- Robert, any interest?
>>
>> Michelle
>>
>>> We might be able to help with some of this if we're
convinced it can
>>> be a great set of sessions.
>>>
>>> We're in Baltimore, MD at the university of maryland
school of  
>>> medicine.
>>>
>>> I'll both make no promises but do as much as a I can.
>>>
>>> - Ben
>>>
>>> On Jun 7, 2006, at 4:34 PM, d. michelle hinn wrote:
>>>
>>>> Thanks for the email, Ben!
>>>>
>>>> Couple questions...Where is it? And is there any
reimbursement for
>>>> the speaker's travel expenses? We have no SIG funding and
a lot of
>>>> us already committed to at least one conference (Develop
Brighton,
>>>> which I see you are speaking at as well) in the next three
>>>> months...which means our own budgets have been bled dry!
>>>>
>>>> Michelle
>>>>
>>>>> Yes and specifically our conference.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Jun 7, 2006, at 1:50 PM, Reid Kimball wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm guessing this is what you're talking about?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://www.gamesforhealth.org/about2.html
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -Reid
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 6/7/06, Ben Sawyer <bsawyer at dmill.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> Can IGDA Games Accessibility Sig provide a speaker for
Games for
>>>>>>> Health on 9/28-9/29
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I'm specifically looking for two sessions...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 1. A small (meaning I expect the audience to be say
30-40 talk on
>>>>>>> game accessibility technology.  This would also be
aimed not  
>>>>>>> only at
>>>>>>> making games more accessible to handicapped
populations but  
>>>>>>> also as
>>>>>>> interface and technologies that might be used in
rehab, motor  
>>>>>>> skills
>>>>>>> therapy, etc.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 2. A larger talk focused on games that may be
specifically for  
>>>>>>> people
>>>>>>> with a variety of conditions chronic or otherwise.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> - Ben
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