[games_access] GA-SIG CD 2008

John Bannick jbannick at 7128.com
Sun Jan 6 12:57:30 EST 2008


Would it be possible to include our "Developer Reference Example" Game Book
on your GDC DVD?

This Game Book contains a set of accessible games.

Each game is prefaced with a description of how each accessibility modality
is addressed in that game.
When you start each game, its Accessibilty Preface is displayed.

For example, a BL rated game such as Inspector Cyndi in Newport includes
self-voicing and JAWS compatibility.
That same game is VI rated and includes Big Type Windows High Contrast
compatibility, and ZoomText magnification compatibility.
That same game is MI rated and includes single-keystroke controls,
mouseless control, Dragon compatibility, and big buttons.
That same game is DF rated and includes subtitles for the videos (sorry, no
CC yet)

Similarly, a game like Tyler Raindrops (like Tetris) is rated MI because it
has a Game Throttle that can slow it down.

This demonstrates to a developer how a game can be made accessible.
Our message is "Hey, if a tiny company can do this profitably, why can't
you big guys do the same?"

The Game Book file is 50 Mb and runs on Windows 98 / XP / and Vista.
It contains its own Java runtime, which does not interfere with any JRE the
user may have.

Please let me know if this might be acceptable on your DVD.
I could get it to you by Mon, 14 January.



At 04:42 PM 12/25/2007, you wrote:



>I'm setting up a FTP account on our blade server with 80 GB storage

>space available


>Those of you who want to contribute content to this year's GA-SIG DVD

>at Game Developers Conference 2008, please drop me an e-mail off list

>with "GA-SIG CD" as subject so I easily spot it.


>If you know people off list that would like to contribute too, please

>forward this e-mail.


>It can be games, videos, papers, code, tools or something else

>relevant for game accessibility.


>Please note the time frame; the GDC 08 takes place Feb 18, and before

>that I need to arrange the production of DVDs. I've not decided a

>deadline yet but somewhere by the end of January / early February is a

>realistic guess.






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