[games_access] top-secret update. Request links to accessible games

d. michelle hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Sat Jun 2 00:01:32 EDT 2007

Thomas -- what are the restrictions for the SIG DVD with all the
accessible games on it? Robert, do you have this year's edition? If
not one of us can mail it to you. Or would it be easiest to just look
up the games online and give you those links? Sounds like time is of
the essence. Let me know!

Copyright is a whole huge issue and I'm not a legal expert (although
I get asked so many legal questions with regard to lawsuits I'm
starting to think Law School was a better idea than getting a
PhD...). :) Let me see what some of the IGDA attorneys can tell us --
maybe there are a few legal primers out there on the web for games.

I can't find on the forums where to go to post things on top secret
about accessibility. Do you have a direct link to a forum topic on it
or easy way to search (perhaps I could search for your postings if
you gave me your username -- I'm vrgrrl)


>Before I did my research and found all the different games out there. I was

>hoping to get all of you not to help me find some. I only have so much time

>and I really want to get the best. We need to put together a package

>discussion in top-secret, requested by David Perry directly to me when I

>brought up the issue of user interface accessible gamers, visual, audio,

>physical impairments. He thought it totally made sense to have in our game

>map the direction we are going focus on these audio and visual cues for

>assistance and physical assistance.


>So his challenge to me was discussed all the good games out there to have

>offered these abilities in games to people. I mention their company, the

>game, and discuss what it does. I I just need links to those games so I can

>start discussing showing what they do right.


>Someone please remind me what is copyrightable on these games? I don't want

>to get in trouble. Should I stay away from taking the exact idea and

>putting it in the game or should I just discuss how it helps in, with new

>ways according to our needs? I think the second way according to our needs

>is what I was going to do anyway but just in case I need to know.


>Thank you very much.






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