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

Robert Florio arthit73 at cablespeed.com
Fri Jan 26 11:44:28 EST 2007


I certainly hope you all do not let this hurt your spirits something like
this I can imagine is really hard deal with. Please keep us updated.

Does anyone know the cause on the fire or what's going on?

Robert

-----Original Message-----
From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org]
On Behalf Of AudioGames.net
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 11:00 PM
To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
Subject: [games_access] Building Accessibility foundation burned to
theground (was: BBC develops accessible educational games)

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:

http://www.nu.nl/news/955836/12/Grote_brand_bij_blindeninstituut_Zeist_%28vi
deo%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)

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









----- 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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