[games_access] Kotaku posts letter from deaf gamer

Barrie Ellis barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk
Mon Apr 30 15:00:49 EDT 2007


...and don't forget the excellent www.deafgamers.com run by Carl Willetts!

Barrie
www.OneSwitch.org.uk

----- Original Message -----
From: "Reid Kimball" <reid at rbkdesign.com>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 7:30 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] Kotaku posts letter from deaf gamer



> Cool. With the PBS episode on TV Tuesday, 7:30pm in California and

> then posted on their website, we'll have even more discussion and

> momentum.

>

> As far as "running with this", I'm talking to a web developer to

> create a database for me of games which will list details on it's

> breadth of captioning. I'm hoping that users can create their own

> entries for games and submit the important info. Over time it will

> become a resource for people looking for closed captioned games and

> also developers to see how other games achieve closed captioning by

> looking at screenshots or 15 - 30 sec videos of other games.

>

> I found the Joystiq news post here:

> http://www.joystiq.com/2007/04/27/deaf-gamer-seeks-subtitles-support/

>

> If anyone can send the gamespot news post I'd appreciate it. I like to

> read the discussion comments.

>

> -Reid

>

> On 4/30/07, d. michelle hinn <hinn at uiuc.edu> wrote:

>> I was just contacted by someone who is a deaf gamer through the IGDA.

>> He sent a letter to the ESA and then sent the letter to IGDA, which

>> was sent to me. We should be seeing some new members very soon, as it

>> seems like [cc] has become the rallying call for game accessibility.

>> I say we run with it and make this [cc] issue something that cannot

>> be avoided any longer by the industry. I mean we know what needs to

>> be done thanks to Reid's work!

>>

>> The Kotaku thread has been continued on Joystiq and Gamespot.

>>

>> Michelle

>>

>> >Thanks!!!

>> >

>> >----- Original Message ----- From: "Barrie Ellis"

>> ><barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk>

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

>> >Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 10:56 PM

>> >Subject: Re: [games_access] Kotaku posts letter from deaf gamer

>> >

>> >>Done:

>> >>

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

>> >>

>> >>

>> >>----- Original Message ----- From: "AudioGames.net"

>> >><richard at audiogames.net>

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

>> >>Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 8:29 PM

>> >>Subject: Re: [games_access] Kotaku posts letter from deaf gamer

>> >>

>> >>>Is anyone here a member of Kotaku.com? Maybe post some links to

>> >>>GA-SIG and GA.com?

>> >>>

>> >>>

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

>> >>>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List"

>> >>><games_access at igda.org>

>> >>>Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 6:59 PM

>> >>>Subject: [games_access] Kotaku posts letter from deaf gamer

>> >>>

>> >>>>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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>> >>>>games_access at igda.org

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>> >>>

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>> >>

>> >>

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