[games_access] Message Boards Instead of Meetings?

d. michelle hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Fri May 12 10:37:14 EDT 2006


yes, it would be great to have a unified partnership with as many 
accessibility groups as possible. as part of the igda, we have the 
access to mainstream developers. but when it comes to expertise on 
gaming for particular disabilities, a group that focuses on a 
particular disability and gaming is going to be key for us to really 
see change. we really would all benefit from joining together (as 
reid pointed out) -- i think that all of us this list have our own 
accessibility projects going on, whether it is an organization, a 
business, or teaching a course. so let's get to partnering! that way 
we also could have more coverage at more conferences -- it would be 
nice to point out to one partner group that, hey, we really need 
someone who is an expert in xyz, do you have anyone who could go to 
this conference and be a part of a panel?

yes, of course i also agree that having online meetings are important 
-- but i think that we'd get more going with a better between meeting 
system. so we're just cutting down on online meetings but still 
having them at least once a month for those who want to touch base on 
things or who have things to talk about that would be best discussed 
in a meeting first.

so cool! :)
michelle

>I agree - It would be great to open this up to ACE too, when they 
>are ready with their accessibility project.
>
>I can still see on-line meetings being of some use in the future 
>though, although the nature of the world makes it awkward for many 
>(especially if you are in Australasia, East Asia - 1am meeting 
>anyone?).
>
>Barrie
>www.OneSwitch.org.uk
>
>
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Reid Kimball" <rkimball at gmail.com>
>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
>Sent: Friday, May 12, 2006 2:56 AM
>Subject: Re: [games_access] Message Boards Instead of Meetings?
>
>
>Great, I'm glad everyone has been so accepting of the idea. Not that I
>expected any resistance. A friend of mine mentioned that a lot of
>non-profit organizations would do better if they joined up forming
>partnerships instead of being separate entities with similar goals. I
>figured it was the same thing, where I could easily setup the msg
>board on my website, but since we have the game accessibility website
>run by Richard and Sanders it should be under that entity. It will
>help to "centralize" our communication so it isn't fragmented all over
>the Internet.
>
>-Reid
>
>
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