[games_access] Accessibility 4 Gamers website

Thomas Westin thomas at pininteractive.com
Mon Mar 10 12:26:04 EDT 2008


yeah it's sad when people rip volunteer work and claim it's theirs. If
it's unintentional and corrected that's fine

/Thomas

On 10 mar 2008, at 01.50, d. michelle hinn wrote:


> Cool about GA.com, Richard -- thanks for the update!

>

> I emailed the Accessibility4Gamers admin to ask if he/she would add

> in something to the article text that makes it more obvious that it

> is directly from a source separate from the site. Hopefully they

> will be cool with that so that GA.com get's properly cited/quoted.

> It's Richard and Sander's text -- not mine. Like I said, it bugs me

> when I see things like that -- even if it's not my material. :)

>

> Michelle

> Justice League for the Protection of Text Everywhere ;)

>

>> Hi,

>>

>> Working on GA.com - unfortunately it is indeed floating somewhere

>> towards neverneverland but some possibly interesting developments

>> have arisen on the horizon... more news later when I know more...

>>

>> And for those on LinkedIn: I recently created a Linked In group to

>> create a network of people interested in game accessibility. Check

>> out my profile http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardvantol and view my

>> groups, then click to join.

>>

>> Greets,

>>

>> Richard

>>

>>

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

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

>> >

>> Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 2:00 AM

>> Subject: Re: [games_access] Accessibility 4 Gamers website

>>

>>> One quick thing (albeit not a tiny concern): Note how their main

>>> disability content is taken from game-accessibility.com...WITHOUT

>>> QUOTES -- at least they linked to the source but they don't make

>>> it very evident that it is not their content to someone who might

>>> not know any better.

>>>

>>> Sorry...whether they meant to do that or not, improper citations

>>> really get under my skin! The SIG Whitepaper is an example of

>>> something that's been wholesale taken and put out there under a

>>> different organization's name so things like this bug me. Reid --

>>> any idea who is running this site so that we can ask them to quote

>>> these things better? Also, a lot of their links take me to some

>>> "illegal activity" message (ie, the links in the bottom right hand

>>> of the page). Not sure if anyone else is getting that -- probably

>>> just a bug in their system.

>>>

>>> Of course with game-accessibility.com floating out there for the

>>> time being...we really need to figure out what needs to be done so

>>> that it's not just sitting there getting moldy. Richard? Any news

>>> on that? Let me know if there's someone I should be emailing about

>>> it!

>>>

>>> Michelle

>>>

>>>> http://www.accessibility4gamers.com/

>>>>

>>>> Just got this link from a friend. Looks like they are just starting

>>>> up. Very similar to AbleGamers.com

>>>>

>>>> "Accessibility 4 Gamers is a website designed to inform gamers with

>>>> disabilities about the availability of accessible games, software

>>>> and

>>>> equipment out there to help make gaming easier and have an equal

>>>> play

>>>> for online gaming."

>>>>

>>>> -Reid

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