[games_access] Announcement

d. michelle hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Thu Jul 12 06:55:16 EDT 2007


Yeah, it's almost there -- I'm waiting too. But I think this is all
very exciting! Then perhaps we can think of using our wiki as more of
a wikipedia type where we define terms, etc.


>Fair enough - I'll sit tight.

>

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

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

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

>Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 11:44 AM

>Subject: Re: [games_access] Announcement

>

>Yes, I like the IGDA URL too because it lends the institutional

>support. It's hard to see what the IGDA is doing day-to-day but I

>can assure you...there's a lot more behind the scenes than you might

>think.

>

>So I'm thinking that GA.com will become our "resources" links for

>forums and papers. There are no plans to move it from it's current

>URL. The rest of our site will use the IGDA web 2.0 tools. Not sure

>what the date to expect the new stuff for our site but it's soon. So

>the wiki is a temp redirect given that our way out of date blog

>isn't exactly confidence inspiring that we're an active group.

>

>I think that the migration to the new stuff will be very soon. I

>agree -- a clear and clean opening page is needed. Perhaps we can

>use the look and feel of GA.com on our opening page to make things

>sync a bit better.

>

>And...yes, we will have to make some SIG and Chapter info "closed"

>to IGDA members but our SIG is being treated as a special case given

>that a lot of our audience are GAMERS with disabilities and not all

>game devs. Basically the IGDA wants to add value to membership dues

>by closing some things off to non-members. Yes, first reaction is

>"WHAAAAATTTTT??" but now that I know more (can't debrief totally

>yet), I can't see it having much inpact on us and our collective

>desire to keep things, uh, accessible. Jason has told me that the

>IGDA agrees that we're the social justice crowd and that once of our

>main objectives is to reach out to gamers with disabilities. Other

>board members have said the same or similar.

>

>Michelle

>

>>Good luck with your PhD, Richard. Some of my thoughts....

>>

>

>

>I'd like to see

><http://www.igda.org/accessibility>www.igda.org/accessibility stay

>as our web-address. It's nice and clear, and easy to remember.

><http://www.GASIG.org>www.GASIG.org is a bit of a splurge in my mind.

>

>

>

>I hope

><http://www.game-accessibility.com>www.game-accessibility.com will never

>move addresses. Personally I've made a lot of direct links to

>specific forum threads that I think are very useful not to loose

>track of. We need to strengthen the threads we've made already as

>well as fill in the gaps.

>

>

>

>I'd like the see the

><http://www.igda.org/accessibility>www.igda.org/accessibility front

>use clear English and really importantly, not be cluttered. This

>should definitely be open to all and not be a subscribers only

>thing. The news blog should be open to all too. We should continue

>to use the Game-Accessibility.com forum as this is becoming more and

>more established and will be open to all.

>

>

>

>Content should be broken down into Public Info - Members Info so the

>free stuff is easy to get to (if we have to go down a closed route).

>

>

>

>Any idea how long this is likely to take? WIKI's are okay-ish - but

>I don't think they are particularly quick and easy to navigate -

>they tend to be so cluttered to my mind.

>

>

>

>Barrie

>

><http://www.OneSwitch.org.uk>www.OneSwitch.org.uk

>

>

>

>

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

>

>From: <mailto:richard at audiogames.net>AudioGames.net

>

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

>

>Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 8:08 AM

>

>Subject: [games_access] Announcement

>

>

>Hi folks,

>

>

>

>I have an announcement. As you may know I temporarily quit work at

>the Accessibility foundation to finish my PhD by working at the

>Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU - my other job for the past 3 or 4

>years). Here I have been offered a research job, which I decided to

>accept. This means that I have now officially quit my job at the

>Accessibility foundation. This doesn't mean that I'm going game

>audio all the way, however, since game accessibility remains one of

>my big interest areas. Although for the next couple of months my

>main focus is on game audio design, after I finish my thesis I have

>the chance to setup projects related to audio and game

>accessibility, but now at the HKU and still in collaboration with

>Accessibility. I might even have more room for setting up projects

>where I work now then before.

>

>

>

>One thing to think about, as I already discussed with Michelle, is

><http://www.game-accessibility.com>www.game-accessibility.com.

>Accessibility wants to change how the website is run, partially

>because the foundation has too little manpower, partially because we

>want to make the website available for more people. The foundation

>proposes to set up a Projectgroup Game-Accessibility.com in which

>the website is made available to the GA-SIG to basically do to it

>what needs to be done, and make it (to an extend) GA-SIG Resource

>Website*. This is just a first plan, if someone has their own ideas,

>please speak up.

>

>

>

>Greets,

>

>

>

>Richard

>

>

>

>

>

>* As I've understood we're in a tricky spot at the moment with all

>them websites. I personally would like to simply have a website

><http://www.gasig.org>http://www.gasig.org and put all SIG related

>stuff on it (which includes IGDA SIG and DIGRA SIG stuff). This

>could BE the IGDA website as far as I'm concerned, just with an

>extra URL. And then use GA.com for resources (papers, articles) and

>community (forum, mailinglist) only.

>

>

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