[games_access] E for All

hinn at uiuc.edu hinn at uiuc.edu
Thu Apr 12 16:19:14 EDT 2007


There's preaching (doing a presentation) and then there's preaching by doing (doing an arcade) -- this could be big!

---- Original message ----

>Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 13:16:51 -0700

>From: "Reid Kimball" <reid at rbkdesign.com>

>Subject: Re: [games_access] E for All

>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>

>

>I think it's a great place to preach. A lot of gamers may have a

>disability that they didn't know games or hardware could help with.

>Like DJ, our newest member, it was only recently that she realized she

>needed to speak out more about the lack of CC in games. I had played

>games for about 10 years before the idea of CC in games hit.

>

>By having a presence at E for Everyone we can "wake people up" who

>never realized before they could benefit from accessibility features.

>The industry as a whole isn't going to change unless there are loads

>of cash in the accessibility sector or a huge outcry of demand from

>the customers. A place like E for Everyone is a place to encourage

>gamers to demand more from their publishers/developers.

>

>-Reid

>

>On 4/12/07, AudioGames.net <richard at audiogames.net> wrote:

>>

>>

>> WOW! A New E3 ;) Where did you find about this? If this turns out as big as

>> the E3 then Yes! this would be a great opportunity to have a Game

>> Accessibility Arcade of some sort, hopefully attracting gamers with a

>> disability?

>>

>> But'mind that this is a game show for gamers, so not really a place to

>> preach ;)

>>

>> ----- Original Message -----

>> From: Barrie Ellis

>> To: IGDA GA mailing list

>> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 9:55 PM

>> Subject: [games_access] E for All

>>

>>

>> http://www.eforallexpo.com/ - "Entertainment for All"

>>

>> Sounds like something disabled gamers should be included in wouldn't you

>> say?

>>

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