[games_access] Game Accessibility articles in Hebrew

d. michelle hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Sun Jul 27 07:41:03 EDT 2008


As for the proposals I'm just piecing together stuff in word. Some of
the workings this year have to be done with the CMP people direction
(ie, the arcade). If there's anything you want to resubmit (like the
audio talk) let me know and I'll email you and we can clean it up for
resubmission. I was told after last year to focus on a few BIG
sessions versus 100 sessions. I haven't had a lot of people email me
to say that they are interested in being at GDC but I'm jamming in
everyone that has emailed me.

If anyone has any fresh ideas, now's the time to throw them out
there. We'll have another arcade and I'm working on a "tech talk"
panel, trying for at least a half day workshop, and such. The IGDA is
kicking around the idea of having a shared booth in the expo room for
SIGs to show off their stuff so if they do that then we can have
something showing throughout the show that will be seen by the expo
only people.

Basically with the Lyme's disease I haven't had a whole lot of time
to post proposals up on the wiki! I'm just moving as fast as I can
and it's easier just to edit my word file since we're running out of
time. Basically look at last year's stuff and if you have ideas to
improve any of them, let me know! I know that I didn't want it to
come to this again but I didn't predict getting sick for a few weeks
and not being able to move so I'm burning the candle at both ends to
get the proposals in. There's only a few days left and no time for
leisure. So basically this year is another "see last year and the
year before that" GDC proposal fair again. Oh well -- at least I know
the system well!! :)

Oh -- GASIG.com will be a merger of the IGDA SIG site only with more
flexibility since we can do more stuff off of the IGDA site (and
we're now an ECA SIG as well so we've got lots of connections). So
that will be a big up coming project. Right now I'm just hyperfocused
on GDC and time is not on my side. There hasn't been a lot of "new
ideas" either from people so unless people have some secret proposals
they are putting in on their own, the ones I'm putting in are the
only ones I know about and I'm writing them all. It's just dumb luck
that the deadline is months earlier and that I got this crappy
disease during the planning month. I really didn't expect to deal
with GDC until September!

So it hasn't been the best collaborative effort we've had but GDC has
always been a bit of a torn in our paws!

Michelle


>Hi,

>

>Just emailed my boss concerning GA.com. Final effort, otherwise just

>leave GA.com be and focus on GASIG.com.

>

>And about GASIG.com - FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! (if you remember my

>beggings for having a SIG-URL... ?) I say it's maybe best to focus

>on GASIG.com anyway, and "re-use" (with proper source-mentions of

>course - ehum) GA.com material, similar to the Hebrew website?

>Either on IGDA SIG or (preferably - but yeah, I understand the

>politics) on a site of our own (with proper mentions of IGDA of

>course ;).

>

>About the proposals - I was browsing

>http://www.igda.org/wiki/GASIG_Projects but I can't find an overview

>of all the propals so far? Is there one anywhere?

>

>Greets,

>

>Ries

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

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

>Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2008 11:58 AM

>Subject: Re: [games_access] Game Accessibility articles in Hebrew

>

>>Yes, I doubt that the magazine meant anything bad by it -- it's

>>also freely available from their website (can't quite tell if they

>>are a gaming magazine or a general news magazine or what). Mainly I

>>just want to be sure that if it is a mirror image that proper

>>credit is given that feels fair to Richard.

>>

>>Richard is the one to answer the GA.com questions -- originally

>>there was talk of having it under the SIGs control so that we had a

>>decent website and could carry the project on.

>>

>>On the GASIG site news...I'm beta testing the new IGDA stuff -- can

>>you believe it? FINALLY this new system will be up and running.

>>Thanks to Mark's generosity we own GASIG.com so we can have that

>>redirected to the IGDA SIG site -- whatever we decide to do.

>>Personally I think it would be great if we had the SIG site be a

>>little GA.com, a little IGDA, and a lot of us! We're mainly after

>>the developers. Sites like yours (Barrie) and Mark's (not to

>>exclude anyone like D Gamer or any other sites -- just making a

>>quick point here) is that they reach the consumers, which is the

>>side that we also need to court since these are the potential

>>gamers that we are trying to get the game companies to include! So

>>I'm glad that there are a few excellent consumer aimed community

>>sites out there as SIG partners!!

>>

>>Anyone interested in helping me move content over and beta test the

>>new IGDA web tech? It can do a LOT and a lot of stuff we may or may

>>not need. One thing I'm not happy about is that there is talk of

>>having everyone on this list resubscribe to the new list on the new

>>system (don't worry -- it's not yet operational). A lot of other

>>SIG chairs have raised some h*** about it so hopefully they will

>>not make this a big pain in our behinds. And because we WANT

>>everyone to access our work, were one of the few SIGs that will

>>have no barriers to access (as long as people sign up for the free

>>access then they can access everything we have). Other SIGs operate

>>in other ways and thus want to have people pay access fees for

>>their reports and such. We're not there yet!! We want to give this

>>info away!! But we also want corporate sponsors to help keep it

>>free -- I'm working on it! :)

>>

>>In other related news, the GA SIG and other diversity SIGs are

>>going to be working on a slick brochure to give out at GDC and the

>>like -- perhaps even paying to put them in the registration bags

>>and such! There are about 4 Diversity SIGs and if we pool our

>>resources, we can all benefit!

>>

>>Right now? I'm finishing the GDC proposals -- this year's deadline

>>came up SUPER early but thank goodness we have 5 year's worth of

>>proposals to reword, etc. :)

>>

>>Michelle

>>

>>>Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I guess? That's for

>>>you to decide Richard!

>>>

>>>In their defence - at the very top of each article - there is a

>>>link directly to Game-Accessibility.com equivalent - so they have

>>>given credit. Maybe they found it hard to find someone to ask at

>>>GA.com? Is this e-mail still active: gaccessibility [ A . T ]

>>>gmail.com?

>>>

>>>It just reminds me that the Game-Accessibility.com project was/is

>>>a very fine one, with some excellent articles - and it's such a

>>>shame to see it sitting stagnating...

>>>

>>>Is there any chance of control being passed over to the IGDA GASIG

>>>group, Richard? I'd really like to be given admin privledges over

>>>all the forum topics so I can kill off some of the spamming that's

>>>spoiling it.

>>>

>>>With things being so up in the air over the GASIG site - it would

>>>be nice to carry things on at GA.com. I just worry about how long

>>>term the site will sit there. When the hosting package runs out -

>>>what happens then? Will it just vanish? That concern makes me not

>>>what to plough too much effort into it right now.

>>>

>>>Barrie

>>>www.OneSwitch.org.uk

>>>

>>>

>>>

>>>----- Original Message ----- From: AudioGames.net

>>>To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List

>>>Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2008 12:54 AM

>>>Subject: Re: [games_access] Game Accessibility articles in Hebrew

>>>

>>>

>>>Hi,

>>>

>>>Err... maybe there is already an English translation of these

>>>pages out there... "somewhere"... :

>>>

>>>

>>>http://aisrael.org/Index.asp?CategoryID=813&ArticleID=10090 =

>>>http://www.game-accessibility.com/index.php?pagefile=visual ?

>>>

>>>http://aisrael.org/Index.asp?CategoryID=813&ArticleID=12009 =

>>>http://www.accessibility.nl/games/index.php?pagefile=soundalternative

>>>+ http://www.accessibility.nl/games/index.php?pagefile=auditory ?

>>>

>>>http://aisrael.org/Index.asp?CategoryID=813&ArticleID=11153 =

>>>http://www.accessibility.nl/games/index.php?pagefile=motoric ?

>>>

>>>

>>>?

>>>

>>>Greets,

>>>

>>>Richard

>>>

>>>

>>>

>>>----- Original Message ----- From: Barrie Ellis

>>>To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List

>>>Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2008 1:22 AM

>>>Subject: [games_access] Game Accessibility articles in Hebrew

>>>

>>>

>>>http://gameaccessibility.blogspot.com/2008/07/in-israel.html

>>>

>>>Three very good looking game accessibility articles - I can't read

>>>them - but it's fantastic to know that this stuff is getting a

>>>wider audience.

>>>

>>>Any Arabic articles out there?

>>>

>>>Barrie

>>>www.OneSwitch.org.uk

>>>

>>>

>>>

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