[games_access] Introduction

Greg Rahn g at soundmindz.com
Wed Jul 23 14:14:25 EDT 2008


Thanks for the warm welcome Barrie, and the link. Great stuff!
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On Jul 23, 2008, at 1:48 AM, Barrie Ellis wrote:


> Yes - welcome Greg - it's great to have fresh enthusiasm!

>

> And just to stir up the language debates that do go on for ever!

>

> http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ouch/2006/02/

> blind_or_visually_impaired.html

>

> Barrie

> www.OneSwitch.org.uk

>

>

>

> ----- Original Message ----- From: "d. michelle hinn" <hinn at uiuc.edu>

> To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List"

> <games_access at igda.org>

> Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 9:20 AM

> Subject: Re: [games_access] Introduction

>

>

> Hi Greg -- welcome! I won't be at Casual Games unfortunately but

> would you be interested in joining in with a couple of our audio

> designer and closed captioning members and doing a panel or some

> such at GDC in San Francisco in March? We're getting our proposals

> together now (they are due next week) so if you are interested,

> email me off list at hinn at uiuc.edu so I can get your info and such

> into the GDC system.

>

> We are always looking for new ground to spread the accessibility

> word to so it's exciting that you've found us -- please let others

> who are interested know about us. On this list you'll find

> researchers, game designers, owners of accessibility controller

> shops, journalists, editors, and much, much more! So, once again,

> welcome and please don't hesitate to ask any of us about ideas,

> reactions to ideas, etc -- we're not a shy bunch!

>

> Michelle

> Chairperson, IGDA Game Accessibility SIG (we're also affiliated with

> DiGRA, the ECA, and the ESA)

>

>> Hi All,

>> My name is Greg Rahn and I'm a newbie here. I discovered this sig

>> as I was doing research for a presentation I am doing at the Casual

>> Games Conference this Friday in Seattle. http://seattle.casualconnect.org/

>>

>> My session started out as Designing Audio Concurrently With Game

>> Design. (as opposed to "hey let's add sound to our game now that

>> it's done"). I came across accessibility, and after learning about

>> all that is going on around accessibility in games, I have expanded

>> my talk to include this. It sort of of swung the pendulum even

>> further making my talk more like, Designing Audio AS Game Design...

>>

>> Anyway, I've culled thru some of your archives and have learned

>> some things eg; "sight disabled" rather than "blind" etc...

>> I'm excited by all of this and hopefully I can help raise some

>> awareness about accessibility in the Casual Game space.

>>

>> I'll let you know how it goes. If any of you happen to be

>> attending, be sure to stop by and say hi.

>>

>> btw...nice work on Terraformers Thomas.

>>

>> Cheers,

>>

>> Greg

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>> SOUNDMINDZ

>> Music & Sound Design

>> www.GregRahn.net

>> Greg Rahn

>> 707-643-8519

>> cell 707-246-4922

>> Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/GregRahnMusic

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