[games_access] Good News from Texas. Need help?

Robert Florio arthit73 at cablespeed.com
Thu Jun 15 11:06:07 EDT 2006


Tom it's great that you're putting together a presentation and your school
is going to create an accessible game.  Let me know if you need help and if
so where are you located or school?  Thanks.  It's great to see this
happening I wish my own school a game design school online would do projects
like this but we don't have research departments.
AI online SGA President (Art Institute online)
arthit73 at cablespeed.com 
www.RobertFlorio.com 

-----Original Message-----
From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org]
On Behalf Of AudioGames.net
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 2:44 AM
To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
Subject: Re: [games_access] Good News from Texas. 

Hi,

That's great! So "one day for three weeks" means 3 days, or just one day? 
Anyways, I think it's best to start with getting info from here:

- Game Accessibility Whitepaper 
(http://www.igda.org/accessibility/IGDA_Accessibility_WhitePaper.pdf)
- Game Accessibility.com 
(http://www.gameaccessibility.com/index.php?pagefile=papers and 
http://www.gameaccessibility.com/index.php?pagefile=games)

As for exact topics, this may depend on the type of students (designers, 
researchers,etc) - are they part of a game design/research course or are 
they doing all sorts of stuff (social studies, arts, media studies, etc.)? 
Designers might want to know what they have to do (design guidelines), while

researchers might want to know stuff from a different angle (social impact 
of gaming for people with a disability).

I also suggest downloading all the powerpoint presentations:

Game Law (Thomas Buscaglia):
http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20060428/buscaglia_01.shtml
Closed Captioning (Reid):
http://gamescc.rbkdesign.com/gdc2006/tutorial/Games[CC]_gdc2006.ppt
Audio Games (Richard & Sander):
http://kmt.hku.nl/~richard/gdc/audiogamesgdc.zip
Physical Barriers (Barrie & Eric):
http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/2/ARTICLES/physical-barriers.htm
Universal Accessibility (Giannis):
http://www.ics.forth.gr/hci/ua-games/publications.html
Photos (Michelle):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vrgrrl/sets/72057594097461742/
Photos (Thomas): http://www.pininteractive.com/_ftpupload/images/gdc2006.zip
Kevin: ?

Top 10 Accessibility Features: http://tim.thechases.com/top10_2.pdf

Mine is currently offline I think... will put it back today! And if you have

to possibility to give them an assignment, do so! We need examples, 
prototypes, research ;)

Greets,

Richard








----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Christopher Roome" <thomas.roome at student.utdallas.edu>
To: <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 8:12 AM
Subject: [games_access] Good News from Texas.


>I had a meeting with my instructor and he is the director of the
> department.  He has ask to begin to develop a "Game Accessibility
> Workshop" for this fall semester!  Also, we want me to give a
> presentation to the Introduction Games Development class.  The workshop
> will be one day for 3 weeks, I won't be able to cover everything
> related to the subject, but can anyone of you tell me what should be
> cover for sure? ?  Hopefully, someday this can turn into a real 16
> weeks class, and with the help from the group it could turn into
> something great!  Send be your ideas and advice from the group will be
> welcome.
>
> -----------
> Thank You,
>
> Tom Roome
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