[games_access] AbleGamers Press Release On Joystiq

sheryl Flynn sherylflynn at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 24 12:09:54 EST 2009


WOW (head shaking in total disappointment)....I whole heartedly agree with Michelle....although I work with folks who are disabled every day- I am still shocked when insensitive people have the audacity to post their ignorance. I love Ablegamers (as you know) and I'm so happy and proud of Mark/Michelle/Steve and all the other contributors.

Bottom line: "In a show of support, Joystiq Publishing has sent over its highly
anticipated puzzle game, Is This Color Red or Green?. We reckon it's
at least a nine."

IS NOT FUNNY! It just is not, there are no two ways about it. It is insensitive and mean (as are MANY of the comments)...shocking that in today's world there are so many insensitive, discriminating folks out there. WOW..

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From: John Morgan <inrnette at aol.com>
To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Mon, November 23, 2009 10:09:32 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] AbleGamers Press Release On Joystiq

I agree Michelle! Up until the last sentence it was a positive article. That sentence said a lot but lacked a sensitivity to the seriousness to accessibility.
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-----Original Message-----
From: "D. Michelle Hinn" <hinn at uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:49:13
To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List<games_access at igda.org>
Subject: Re: [games_access] AbleGamers Press Release On Joystiq

Well, a definite congrats on the coverage and the announcement!

However, I'm kind of pissed at Joystiq for their last sentence:

"In a show of support, Joystiq Publishing has sent over its highly
anticipated puzzle game, Is This Color Red or Green?. We reckon it's
at least a nine."

That was a cheap shot that they took in the final sentence of the
article, though I understand that they were trying to be funny
but...I guess I'm not super appreciative of that kind of thing. Just
my personal feelings. A shame that they put that in their article...a
few people remarked on that not finding it funny so I guess I'm not
totally alone.

Sorry...I just hate that kind of thing. Not raining on your
parade...I just hate that when accessibility gets covered, sometimes
people have to go there. It's not the fault of AbleGamers...just more
of a commentary of past inappropriate things being said to me and
others when we've explained the mission of game accessibility. Just
wish that they would have kept things away from having to make a joke
about a disability. I realize they probably meant to make fun of
companies that don't include correct that design issue but I'm not
sure that was exactly the right way to go about it.

Just my thoughts...

Michelle

On Nov 23, 2009, at 7:13 PM, Steven Spohn wrote:


> Hello Fellow Sig Member,

>

> It's a great day for accessibility!! Joystiq has picked up our press

> release that showcases AbleGamers' first of its kind accessibility

> review

> section for MAINSTREAM video games. You can see the article on

> Joystiq

> http://www.joystiq.com/2009/11/23/ablegamers-launches-reviews-with-

> accessibi

> lity-in-mind/

>

> Here is the link to our press release on the Accessible Mainstream

> Review

> Section

> http://ablegamers.org/newsroom/5-press-releases/39-ablegamerscom-

> launches-fi

> rst-of-its-kind-video-game-review-section-with-accessibility-at-its-

> core.htm

> l

>

> Although not the first time AG has made it onto Joystiq, judging by

> most of

> the 70+ comments on the story, this may be one of the most

> important times

> we have made the esteemed video game centric publication. Most of the

> comments have been positive and we really appreciate that.

>

> Steve Spohn

> Associate Editor

> www.AbleGamers.com

>

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