[games_access] Game Accessibility articles in Hebrew

AudioGames.net richard at audiogames.net
Sun Jul 27 11:01:16 EDT 2008


I'll see what I can dig up ;) Will mail you...




----- 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 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] Game Accessibility articles in Hebrew



> 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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