[games_access] AbleGamers is writing a story on 508 in gaming and needs help.
ioo at ablegamers.com
Mon Jan 26 14:57:59 EST 2009
I need experts, so I will ask them (you).
We are working on a story about 508 compliance in gaming, and I would like
to know if any of you would like to participate in the discussion, and from
the discussion come the story. It is one of the most ambitious stories of
AbleGamers soon to be 5 year history. Now, I have an opinion on this
subject, but I want other voices (Also, I am not witting (if you call what I
do to the English Language writting) it so). Also, I would like some
thoughts from our NON-US based members.
For FULL DISCLOSER, I am, and have been for some time a 508 expert, I work
here in Washington DC and have certified (or not) many US Government sites.
So for those that are not sure what the heck I am taking about, here is what
508 is in a nutshell. Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act
states that government owned websites need to be accessable by all members
of the public, including the blind.
Section 508 is ONLY for Government websites, but from time to time I hear a
desire to push this GOAL to many other sorces of media. At Games for Health
lasy year this was something talked about a lot.
SO. If you have an opinion, and want to get involved in the discusstion, and
help gather the opinions needed for us to write a fair piece on this, please
send me an OFF LIST email to ioo at ableGamers.com and I will rope us all in.
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