[games_access] ACE Centre Game ON! Accessibility web-site

Reid Kimball rkimball at gmail.com
Fri Mar 31 12:51:36 EST 2006


A couple years ago I started a MySQL database website that had
information about which games were closed captioned or not. You could
look at a list of games see who the developer and publisher were, the
website location and it had a small paragraph on how good the
captioning was. It's only purpose was to provide that info quickly,
not to be a review site like DeafGamers.com.

It broke when I had to move web hosts but I've wanted to start it up
again sometime, so I'm interested in doing that with MobyGames or
anyone else really.

-Reid

On 3/31/06, d. michelle hinn <hinn at uiuc.edu> wrote:
> this is great! richard, sander and i talked to the mobygames.com
> people about adding in accessibility reviews to their site and they
> seemed very enthusiastic about doing that (and this would be HUGE if
> we got them to add this to their game reviews!). it'd be great if we
> could all come up with something that we could all draw from (ie,
> instead of 13 different databases, one database that we can all pull
> from). mobygames draws from other servers, for example -- it's more
> of a portal (i think). i'm emailing them to find out more.
>
> >Really looking forward to seeing this develop, David. Perhaps we can
> >tie something in together regarding awards and an eventual marking
> >system in the near-ish future?
> >
> >Barrie
> >www.OneSwitch.org.uk
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >----- Original Message ----- From: "David Colven" <colven at ace-centre.org.uk>
> >To: <news at ebass.nl>; "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List"
> ><games_access at igda.org>
> >Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 10:16 AM
> >Subject: Re: [games_access] GDC '06 report of Day 1
> >
> >>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
> >>
> >>See
> >>http://ace-centre.hostinguk.com/index.cfm?pageid=02C9D29F-3048-7290-FE94E4150B34D902
> >>
> >>Sorry about the URL!
> >>
> >>David
> >>
> >>
> >>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:
> >>>developer:
> >>>description of feature:
> >>>(why is it useful?)
> >>>send
> >>>
> >>>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.
> >>>>>:)
> >>>>>
> >>>>>M
> >>>>>
> >>>>>>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:
> >>>>>><http://gamescc.rbkdesign.com/03.20.06_gdc.php>http://gamescc.rbkdesign.com/03.20.06_gdc.php
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>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.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>-Reid
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> >>
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> >>
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