[games_access] GDC '06 report of Day 1

David Colven colven at ace-centre.org.uk
Thu Mar 30 04:16:41 EST 2006

Keep an eye out for the GameOn! web site to become public soon.  The whole 
idea of the project is to provide a site where gamers can share 
accessibility information about games.  The project recently won the e-well 
being award in the UK


Sorry about the URL!


At 10:04 30/03/06, you wrote:

>If a game is rewarded at a certain place on the net, eventually I can 
>imagine that game developers do care....
>Let's have a place where gamers themselves can submit "good cases". I'm 
>willing to program a form or anything (I have to reprogram some php-things 
>on the AudioGames server anyway).
>submit a good game accessibility feature case
>name of game:
>description of feature:
>(why is it useful?)
>Or something like this.
>Then we put it on a/the site(s). And we can show them to the rest of the 
>world. And the rest of the world will become very enthousiastic!
>The Sondor
>P.S. Michelle, you ARE my photo sister! So many photos with the same point 
>of view of same subjects. If you look through the optical finder of your 
>cam, are you a left-eye or a right-eye?
>AudioGames.net schreef:
>>Great! I have already started a "" Top 10 list of accessible things that 
>>games do right" ... maybe we should sync them... ?
>>----- Original Message ----- From: "d. michelle hinn" 
>><mailto:hinn at uiuc.edu><hinn at uiuc.edu>
>>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" 
>><mailto:games_access at igda.org><games_access at igda.org>
>>Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 7:41 PM
>>Subject: Re: [games_access] GDC '06 report of Day 1
>>>Yes, I second that! The whole week was great and soon I'll unveil 
>>>"Mission Positive Campaign: Press Releases Galore" (once I have IGDA's 
>>>permission to do those...) that I went on and on about last week! Ok, 
>>>basically the idea is that we will send press releases stating the 
>>>things that games do "right" with regard to accessibility in the hopes 
>>>that they will want to learn more. :) It beats "Mission Negative 
>>>Campaign: Lawsuits Galore"
>>>Kevin and I are definitely willing US university funding people so if 
>>>you need University support for a NSF grant or something like that, we 
>>>can lend a hand!
>>>Great day one write up. Now that I have the sig blog password again, 
>>>I'll link to it and be adding more news items each week. :)
>>>>Hey everyone,
>>>>I have begun posting daily reports of my time at GDC '06. I have day 1
>>>>posted with the other days to follow:
>>>>Day 1:
>>>>Before I forget, I want to thank everyone for your awesome support in
>>>>the past year, this past week at GDC and you're all an inspiration to
>>>>me to keep working hard on developing closed captioning for games.
>>>>After the tutorial session on Monday I was so motivated and
>>>>enthusiastic for the future. I wanted to do whatever I could. I've
>>>>always had side projects I wanted to do that got in the way of closed
>>>>captioning in games but I've decided to put those on hold. I want to
>>>>revamp my gamescc.rbkdesign.com website, make it more professional.
>>>>Start writing a weekly column where I critique the quality of closed
>>>>captioning in games and make detailed recommendations for how it can
>>>>be included if not already. I'll be pursuing alternate funding options
>>>>and grants to help develop the CC software for developers to use.
>>>>I have a lot planned and I wanted to be sure I thanked everyone for
>>>>helping me and Games[CC] to get to where we are today.
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