[games_access] GA-SIG CD 2008

hinn at uiuc.edu hinn at uiuc.edu
Sun Jan 6 14:49:46 EST 2008

Hi John --

I think that it would be great to have your game book on the DVD. I think Thomas would agree that there are no issues against it -- we open up the CD/DVD each year to everyone who has examples they would like to include.

Wow. GDC is just a little over one month away!?! It's crazy early this year!


---- Original message ----

>Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2008 12:57:30 -0500

>From: John Bannick <jbannick at 7128.com>

>Subject: Re: [games_access] GA-SIG CD 2008

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




>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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