[games_access] GameOn! Website goes live

Barrie Ellis barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk
Tue Jan 16 15:32:02 EST 2007


This is great. There is no centralised resource for accessible game reviews,
so this is a very exciting project. Of course there are reviews on niche
sites, such as Deaf Gamers and AudioGames.net (as fantastic as those are),
so it would be great to tie up with these if possible. It would be
especially good to get Deaf Gamers interested if possible, as they seem to
be a bit closed off from the broad accessible gaming community in my view.

I'd be happy to put some reviews your way, when I get time. I'd really
recommend beefing up the size of the images for reviews.

Barrie Ellis
www.OneSwitch.org.uk
http://switchgaming.blogspot.com




----- Original Message -----
From: "David Colven" <colven at ace-centre.org.uk>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 11:12 AM
Subject: [games_access] GameOn! Website goes live



> Hi

>

> Been rather busy so only lurking now and then but I thought you may be

> interested in the following news item.

>

> GameOn!

>

> The beta version of the GameOn! website,

> <http://www.gameonbeta.org.uk>www.gameonbeta.org.uk, was launched at the

> beginning of January 2007. It's a website from which information about

> Windows-based games software is available. The idea behind the site is to

> enable people with physical difficulties to be able to search for the

> games

> that they can play by clicking on the type of control device(s) they use.

>

> At the moment, there are a comparatively small number of games on the site

> but, up until this point, our main focus has been to focus on developing

> the actual structure of the website. We feel that now is a good time to

> let

> people have a look at our work so far and to invite their comments on the

> style and structure of the database at this stage in the project. We will

> do our best to accommodate as many of your comments as possible before the

> full launch of the database during the spring. Once you have had a look at

> the site, please send whatever comments you would like to make on our work

> so far to Mick Donegan,

> <http://ace-centre.hostinguk.com/index.cfm?pageid=FD4F4E9B-D613-62F1-C4318E76134AAC67>GameOn!

> project coordinator -

> <mailto:donegan at ace-centre.org.uk>donegan at ace-centre.org.uk

>

> David

>

>

> David Colven, Technical Advisor

>

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