[games_access] Getting Federal government. On our side.

Robert Florio arthit73 at cablespeed.com
Sun Dec 2 15:24:55 EST 2007

Hey Reid. Thanks for those links that's just what we needed. I will
definitely work on writing something. I'm sure it will need many revisions
hopefully and I'll post it here in our mailing list to get it just right.

First I'd like to while doing this at the same time, reach out to a few
people in government see if they can give pointers in the language they're
looking for maybe they might even write it for us.

For the international touch I'm not so sure if we are going for a federal
response support here from the USA. But I'm sure why not can it have
international implications to reach out to the same group but other places.

For example, parents approval rating system Hillary Clinton got into office,
that seems to be a huge thing for games to be able to be sold in the United
States but I don't think it implements other countries do they need the same
rating? I don't know if you bought the same game in Germany or Italy or
outside of America it has that rating on it?

Maybe that doesn't improve their sales or maybe they put it anyway to give
their consumers of raw more options so if it gets implemented in the United
States and that kind of thing is already being put on the back for countries
that don't need it but helps for sales, to me that means it would be
excepted wherever they sell their product post it anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org]
On Behalf Of Barrie Ellis
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 3:09 PM
To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
Subject: Re: [games_access] Getting Federal government. On our side.

Robert, if you kick start it, and get it going - I'll support you and so
will others. Why not
start by building an on-line petition - I'm sure there's more than just me
here that would be happy to proof read it and add suggestions before it goes


Take a look here:


I too don't know how successful this approach will be - but none of us will
know for sure unless it's tried.

At the very least, it can burble away in the background - building support
for us in numbers. Perhaps we could all point people in its direction if it
says things we are mostly happy with? I'd like it to be a bit more
international in scope, so I'd love to see an intro paragraph with links to
translated versions in other languages.

Go for it, Robert!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Florio" <arthit73 at cablespeed.com>
To: "'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] Getting Federal government. On our side.

> I'm actually proposing how many of us want to and can help to send letters

> to important people like senators, independent game developers, to get

> petitions signed, and send it to some senators to get some kind of

> nationwide talk on this and finally a regulated necessity standard?


> I think it's a very good and noble thing to do. Thinking of it in a way

> that it's an industry that has ignored and does not have any future plans

> for any big deals for accessibility for people. Especially in the United

> States is our Constitution write to have fair access to all forms of

> entertainment. To not allow people access to their product is

> discrimination.


> Again this is something I have proposed before nobody said they wanted to

> work on it and I don't know why it seems like a great thing to do. Stand

> up

> for our rights that's what the government is there to help us to

> especially

> in a billion-dollar industry making millions and millions but ignoring the

> rest seems wrong.


> Robert


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