[games_access] SIG in Austen?

Steve Spohn steve at ablegamers.com
Wed Mar 10 13:46:47 EST 2010


http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/4674 is the link to the panel. if
you want to see what we mean by hijacked, go take a look at the SXSW page
that talks about it. Now click on Michelle Hinns name...

Also, Barrie, All are welcome to AbleGamers, we are REAL disabled people
working for REAL disabled people... As Mark said "this is a real issue to
us, not academic chatter"

btw, I have two terminal illnesses, both are slowly killing me every day,
but none of you know about that because I don't talk about it. Illness is
not a reason to ignore factual happenings.

-----Original Message-----
From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org]
On Behalf Of Barrie Ellis
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:49 PM
To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
Subject: Re: [games_access] SIG in Austen?

I don't know details of any 'hijack', but I am well aware of the paranoia
and narcissism that taints AbleGamers. I have personally be made to feel
very unwelcome there despite a number of attempts to contribute positively.
I've received e-mails questioning my efforts in this field, had comments on
AbleGamers removed from the site, then been told to post again but to be
honest. If others (including Michelle) have been made to feel the way I have

in the past by Mark Bartlet and yourself, then it would explain why they may

have left the AbleGamers ship.

This bad-feeling and negativity is absurd in the light of the movement. It's

nice to be nice! Could we try now?!

Barrie
www.OneSwitch.org.uk

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From: "Steve Spohn" <steve at ablegamers.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:10 PM
To: "'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'" <games_access at igda.org>
Subject: Re: [games_access] SIG in Austen?


> Hi all,

>

> I'm not sure, after Michelle hijacked the panel from AbleGamers following

> her resignation, we stopped following its progress. However, as far as I

> know, she is letting it is rotting on the vine.

>

> Steve Spohn

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org]

> On Behalf Of Tess Snider

> Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 6:25 PM

> To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List

> Subject: Re: [games_access] SIG in Austen?

>

> On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 12:04 PM, Robert Florio <arthit73 at cablespeed.com>

> wrote:

>> Is anyone still going to that? I got a letter for doing a session but I

>> needed to raise money and I don't have any for that trip.

>

> I live in Austin, and I was planning to attend AGDC (or GDCO, as it is

> now called), but I may have another speaking obligation, already.

> Still trying to figure out what's going on.

>

> Are the panel, etc., for SXSW still on? I wanted to say hi!

>

> Tess

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