[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
>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
>>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
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losing hope. it's hard for many people
to believe that there are extraordinary
things inside themselves, as well as
others. i hope you can keep an open
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