[games_access] Game Accessibility Conference

d. michelle hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Thu May 24 10:22:08 EDT 2007


Hey, we can always use more and bigger opportunities! And, yes,
perhaps a combined effort the first time out might ease everyone's
minds a bit. The IGDA can then help us support that combined
conference to the mainstream.

Where's Games for Health 2008 located?

Michelle


>I think that's true but we can also use a standalone event with our

>branding and IGDA/DIGRA to attract more mainstream developers as

>well. We also can spend a lot more time promoting it as well.

>

>- Ben

>

>On May 23, 2007, at 8:47 PM, d. michelle hinn wrote:

>

>>I think that's a great opportunity to do as well -- I think we'd

>>hit two different communities (Games for Health doesn't always

>>cross over to the mainstream game dev community and vice versa) and

>>that would give us a chance to get the folks doing stuff in health

>>together and the folks doing stuff with the mainstream together.

>>

>>Michelle

>>

>>>We would like to support a one day conference as part of Games for

>>>Health in May 2008 and I think a portion of our audience would

>>>definitely respond to it.

>>>

>>>- Ben

>>>

>>>On May 23, 2007, at 5:59 PM, Reid Kimball wrote:

>>>

>>>>"I'm kind of concerned whether we will be able to attract an audience

>>>>for it" I think the first GDC had 7 attendees. We shouldn't put

>>>>unrealistic pressure on ourselves with our first conference to bring

>>>>in huge numbers or big names. The other questions you ask are right.

>>>>If it's a conference, I'd want to see some sessions geared towards the

>>>>academic/research crowd talking about ways to improve accessibility

>>>>and others geared to developers talking about the practical

>>>>implementations that work now.

>>>>

>>>>On 5/23/07, Eelke Folmer <eelke.folmer at gmail.com> wrote:

>>>>>

>>>>>Hi,

>>>>>

>>>>>The idea of a conference focusing on game accessibility is great but I'm

>>>>>kind of concerned whether we will be able to attract an audience for it.

>>>>>What is the goal? 'spreading the word' e.g. convincing game developers of

>>>>>the importance of making games accessible? or or do we target our fellow

>>>>>researchers and discuss & explore new ways of making games more accessible

>>>>>and putting accessibility on the roadmap of developers?

>>>>>

>>>>>I think it is important to distinguish between these goals.

>>>>>

>>>>>cheers Eelke

>>>>>

>>>>>

>>>>>

>>>>>

>>>>>On May 20, 2007, at 12:01 PM, d. michelle hinn wrote:

>>>>>

>>>>>Hi all,

>>>>>

>>>>>So I've mentioned this before but we should probably start

>>>>>discussing it for

>>>>>real. The IGDA would like to support our efforts in creating a one-day

>>>>>conference on Game Accessibility. Now this could be something attached to

>>>>>another conference (like GDC) or on it's own as a "summit" at a time where

>>>>>we aren't so frazzled from GDC.

>>>>>

>>>>>This is one of the things I'll be bringing up at the online meetings this

>>>>>week so I'd appreciate ideas for location, dates, how wide we cast the net

>>>>>(ie, do we personally court a person from every major game

>>>>>company we can to

>>>>>attend), do we want it to be small the first year and then cast the net

>>>>>wider the next year?

>>>>>

>>>>>What are your thoughts? Basically the IGDA now has a group that does

>>>>>conference/summit set ups for us so we tell them what we want

>>>>>and they deal

>>>>>with the registration, hotel block reservations, venue, some advertising,

>>>>>etc. So that's what make it's a very cool opportunity!

>>>>>

>>>>>Michelle

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>>>>>Department of Computer Science & Engineering/171

>>>>>University of Nevada Reno, Nevada 89557

>>>>>Game Quality

>>>>>usability|accessibility.eelke.com

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>>>>>

>>>>>

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