[games_access] GDC S.F preparation, status.
ioo at ablegamers.com
Fri Aug 1 09:14:38 EDT 2008
Sure, I can see what I can do with number 4
Sent from a handset.
On Aug 1, 2008, at 6:45 AM, "d. michelle hinn" <hinn at uiuc.edu> wrote:
> Thanks Thomas!
> What a relief! Thank you so much! I've been getting pumped full of
> IV antibiotics and all kinds of stuff to try and get this under
> control. There's a rather alarming documentary on the disease at:
> I could hardly watch the trailer because I am so freaked out that we
> didn't catch it early enough (every day matters with this thing).
> So, Thomas, I absolutely don't mind you stepping in to assist AT
> ALL. Perhaps you could help sort out some ideas beyond where I am
> now (see below). I think that I have three solid ones that I think
> will get accepted but I need some people to commit to those sessions
> now so that I have descriptions of EXACTLY what tech talk solutions
> we'll have, etc etc. So people -- now is not the time to ignore the
> call -- these are our GDC passes for this next year!! Please let
> both Thomas and I know, off list, which ones you want to help out
> with as I'll need to get bio info, etc for when I put them into the
> Thomas -- I'll send you my files sometime today or tomorrow so that
> people can read and give feedback on them. Luckily I have three that
> are almost done (see below) before this happened so I feel pretty
> confident that we'll be able to get this done with no one spending
> days at a time awake (me..hehe).
> To be brief (since I still can hardly type), my plan was to put in
> the (1 Accessibility Arcade again only updated, (2) put together an
> Accessibility 101 session where people could get a "crash course" in
> an hour (I'm basing this on the feedback we are now getting that
> people want us to explain accessibility more after seeing the
> arcade), and (3) a "tech talk" panel on solutions for programmers
> (this is the Advanced course for accessibility for those who
> complain that we don't give them solutions). So those are the three
> that I am focusing in on for my part of the writing and planning and
> they are mostly done - just need editing.
> What other suggestions do people have for other sessions?
> What suggestions do people have for "must haves" in the arcade this
> year (companies to sponsor us, devices to show, etc)?
> Who wants to be on the "tech talk" panel and what will you talk
> about? This should be about 3-4 people giving super fast "solutions
> that work" demos along with the technical bits behind it.
> For a fourth option, we could try to put together a "community"
> panel with those with disabilities talking about their experiences,
> This last one is going to be hard to get accepted so if there's
> enough interest in it from the list, we need to really make that
> write up spectacular. I said this because I know now how
> conservative GDC is becoming the bigger it gets. But if someone
> wants to take the community idea and have a go at putting it
> together, we definitely should. I can help on that one but I'm
> hoping someone else (Mark Bartlet? This might be up your alley!) can
> sketch out the plan (who would be a part of it, why it's an
> important session to be at, etc, etc).
> Ok, back to not typing. That was an impressive amount for me given
> my track record lately...
>> Hello Michelle and all,
>> I want to help out preparing for GDC but I don't know the status of
>> the content so far, i.e what people have submitted to Michelle
>> (have asked Michelle but I guess the Lyme disease is stopping her
>> (Michelle, I hope you don't mind I take some action managing this,
>> I just want to do something so you don't end up doing it yourself,
>> especially now with the disease).
>> Putting stuff on the wiki came up earlier this week (or last week?)
>> and as Michelle has the Lyme disease I have offered to help out
>> editing the wiki.
>> I suggest that we all put our stuff up on the wiki so Michelle
>> won't have to manage it all by herself. I have begun to do so
>> myself (sketchy version up right now, easier to write offline). If
>> we all follow the GDC guidelines for submissions it should make the
>> process smooth. I have yet to do so for my stuff :).
>> Final deadline is August 11, so if all could please upload texts by
>> August 6 it gives me a few days to edit. Thank you.
>> Have a nice weekend,
>> Kind regards
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