[games_access] Kotaku posts letter from deaf gamer

Reid Kimball reid at rbkdesign.com
Fri Apr 27 14:25:11 EDT 2007


Didn't we discuss this last week? Michelle you already wrote a list of
what content we need on our site. No one objected so we need to get
someone to volunteer to take your suggestions and throw up a plain
text example of your ideas so that we can have something "tangible" to
evaluate. Can we start this on the Wiki so that we can all contribute
to it? I think of it as a place for us to dump the content and
organizational structure so that when we do have a web developer, he
can go to the wiki to see what content we want and how the information
is organized.

-Reid

On 4/27/07, d. michelle hinn <hinn at uiuc.edu> wrote:

> Yeah, I've been dealing with people not knowing about us a lot

> lately. The press coverage helps -- even local press because even if

> it just gets to a couple gamers with disabilities, it's a win. But

> that's why I'm really keen on us getting together a better web

> presence -- again, it needs to be accessible (not that we're the web

> accessibility police but if a blind gamer couldn't find out about us

> because we have something inaccessible...well, you get my drift!) and

> easy to update. But we need to decide the core information that

> people need to know right off (just at a glance) and then links to

> more resources that help them find out more.

>

> Ideas for information we need on our website anyone? Again, the URL

> is http://www.igda.org/accessibility

>

> Once we nail down what we need on the site, we can then discuss our

> options for how exactly we can pull off a new design (ie, who can

> help with the design, what the overall look and feel is, etc). I see

> us as a "portal" of sorts where we have the basic info about who we

> are but then helping people find resources specific to the disability

> that they are interested in learning more about with regard to games

> -- shops, research, etc.

>

> So if people have some ideas that we can brainstorm, that would be

> terrific! I'd definitely appreciate it! Again, we know that our web

> presence needs some major overhauling BUT that's what we already know

> -- so if we can keep the discussion around what the site *could* be,

> that would be the most productive. :)

>

> Michelle

>

> >Deaf Gamer: Subtitles Please

> >http://kotaku.com/gaming/if-dvd-movies-got-.em%27%27%27/deaf-gamer-subtitle-please-255742.php

> >

> >Nothing but support from the comments. A lot of people don't know we

> >exist. I've emailed Brian who posted the article and am waiting to see

> >if he responds.

> >

> >-Reid

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