[games_access] Getting Federal government. On our side.

Robert Florio arthit73 at cablespeed.com
Sun Dec 2 15:26:05 EST 2007


Thanks for the support. If it dwindles away at least we know we tried your
right we haven't tried this approach. Petitions are always brought up tried
over and over again also. I'm sure bills don't get past on their first
approach.

Robert

-----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

live.

Take a look here:

http://www.petitiononline.com/
http://www.petitiononline.com/Captions/petition.html

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!

Barrie
www.OneSwitch.org.uk

----- 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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