[games_access] Building Accessibility foundation burned to the ground (was: BBC develops accessible educational games)

d. michelle hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Fri Jan 26 10:49:26 EST 2007


Oh my god...I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm glad no one was hurt!!

Michelle


>Hi,

>

>For those who haven't heard, last night the building that houses the

>Accessibility foundation (which is part of the Bartimeus foundation) burned

>to the ground, see:

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>http://www.nu.nl/news/955836/12/Grote_brand_bij_blindeninstituut_Zeist_%28video%29.html

>(in Dutch, but click link "video" to watch a video of the fire)

>http://www.rtvutrecht.nl/data/fotoboek.php?id=142219 (click "volgende" to

>watch pictures)

>http://www.fotomiche.nl/cgi-bin/2006miche/main/index1.html?menu=zoekitem&id=778544689

>(more pics)

>http://www.accessibility.nl/brand/index.php (even more pics, now after the

>fire)

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>Luckily nobody got hurt. The timing is extremely bad, since Audio Game Maker

>was supposed to be launched next tuesday. Although we have a complete backup

>up to yesterday's work, our software/licenses are burnt as well (Macromedia

>Director MX 2004 and Macromedia Studio MX 2004). This means that we simply

>cannot publish Audio Game Maker since we need to purchase new copies. Next

>to that, we have to set up a new office on Monday at a new location, which

>means that there we can't work on Audio Game Maker full time.

>

>We will keep you updated.

>

>Greets,

>

>Richard

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>----- Original Message -----

>From: "d. michelle hinn" <hinn at uiuc.edu>

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

>Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:45 PM

>Subject: Re: [games_access] BBC develops accessible educational games

>

>

>Yeah...it might have been nice for a mention

>about the SIG helping too but they also forgot

>the gameaccessibility.com mention, which is the

>real unit of Bartimeus (as I understand it at

>least -- Richard can clear that up) that's doing

>that and where it would have been appropriate to

>mention the crossover the SIG and

>gameaccessibility.com, which has done the main

>advising. Oh well. It happens.

>

>Michelle

>

>>BBC develops accessible educational games

>>

>>http://kestrell.livejournal.com/312342.html

>>

>>"The Jam team have received assistance on accessible gaming by the

>>Bartiméus Accessibility Foundation"

>>

>>no less...

>>

>>regards

>>

>>Jonathan Chetwynd

>>

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