[games_access] REMINDER: Call for Nominations - IGDA Game Accessibility SIG Elections

Sheri Rubin sheri at designdirectdeliver.com
Mon Oct 11 02:53:51 EDT 2010

Just a reminder that nominations end this Friday! Please step up and
support your SIG!

On 10/4/2010 11:46 PM, Sheri Rubin wrote:

> В



> Hello Everyone,


> The time has come for nominations for the Game Accessibility SIG's

> Steering Committee. We have a shiny new set of procedures to follow as

> prescribed by the IGDA Board in order to formalize the SIG. Those of

> you interested in running for the Game Accessibility SIG Steering

> Committee should thoroughly read the information below and, if you

> agree to abide by all of the requirements, email your self-nomination

> form to me at sheri at designdirectdeliver.com by or before October 15th,

> 2010. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


> Happy elections!

> Sheri


> --

> *Sheri Rubin*

> CEO and Founder


> *Design Direct Deliver*

> Website: www.designdirectdeliver.com <http://www.designdirectdeliver.com>

> Email: sheri at designdirectdeliver.com

> <mailto:sheri at designdirectdeliver.com>


> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


> *

> */Call for Nominations

> /*

> The Game Accessibility Special Interest Group's Steering Committee

> shall supervise and control the business, property, and affairs of the

> SIG, except as otherwise expressly provided by law, the IGDA SIG

> Reference Manual, or the IGDA Bylaws. The officers of the SIG shall

> consist of a Chair, a Steering Committee of at least three (3) members

> (which includes the Chair), and a Content Manager (who can also be a

> steering committee member). The SIG shall have such other officers as

> the Steering Committee may deem necessary and such officers shall have

> the authority prescribed by the Committee. One person may hold more

> than one office.



> /*Election Timeline

> */

> The following schedule will be followed for the election process

> (specific dates will be announced as soon as they are available):


> * A call for nominations and request for candidate statements.

> (October 4th, 2010)

> * Nominations closed. All nominations must be received by this

> date. Must be a member by this date to participate in the vote.

> (October 15th, 2010)

> * Nominees' statements will be posted on the website. (October

> 15th - October 17th, 2010)

> * Elections start. Nominees can make posts to mailing list/forums

> addressing their nomination. (October 18th, 2010)

> * Deadline for holding the election. The SIG must hold its

> election meeting by first of the year; must provide notice of

> the election on the SIG Mailing List; and must allow nominees to

> address the Mailing List prior to the vote. Votes will be cast

> using the IGDA website (more info to come later). Ballots are

> compiled electronically. The winner will be announced by email

> within one week of the close of the election period. (Elections

> End October 29th, 2010)

> * Newly elected Steering Committee Members officially take office.

> (November 1st, 2010)

> * Steering Committee Members discuss and appoint a chair and

> announce results to SIG. (November 8th, 2010)



> /*Qualification for Office

> */


> 1. Must be a member of the IGDA in good standing for one (1) full year.

> 2. Must agree to abide by the Leadership (Board of Directors) Code

> of Ethics found here:

> http://www.igda.org/sites/default/files/IGDA_Board_Code-of-Ethics.pdf

> 3. The nominee must have read the IGDA SIG Reference Manual and

> agree to be bound by its terms. The manual can be found here:

> http://www.igda.org/sites/default/files/IGDA_SIG_Reference_Manual_Rev020609.pdf

> <http://www.igda.org/sites/default/files/IGDA_SIG_Reference_Manual_Rev020609.pdf>.


> *Note: *For this first term the qualifications have been modified

> slightly so that you need only be a member in good standing for one

> (1) full year. In future terms you will need to have been a member in

> good standing for two (2) full consecutive years.


> /*Level of Commitment

> */

> Approximately 2 - 3 hours per month. Meetings will be held online

> (with some potential meetings at conferences)


> *Note: *For this first term it will be slightly lengthened and service

> will last from November 1st through November 30th, 2012. All

> subsequent terms will be two full-year terms. For example, the next

> term would run from December 1st, 2012 to November 30th, 2014. This is

> to help us slowly transition to the desired timeline without impeding

> running elections.


> /*Member Nominations

> */

> Any member who meets the qualifications above may nominate himself -

> or herself - for election, by following the procedure below.



> _/Candidate Statements

> /_

> Each candidate will have the opportunity to prepare a statement that

> will be published to the IGDA web site and emailed to SIG members as

> part of the election materials. This statement may be no more than 400

> words long. Any statements longer than 400 words will be returned to

> the candidate and the candidate will be asked to provide a shorter

> one. If no statement of 400 words or less is provided before the close

> of nominations, the election materials will state that no statement

> was provided. Candidates are advised to maintain a professional tone

> and focus their statements on their personal philosophy, priorities

> and goals for the SIG (e.g., 3/4 of statement). It is acceptable for

> candidates to provide some background on themselves (e.g., 1/4 of

> statement).


> Candidates must send their statements to Sheri Rubin or

> sheri at designdirectdeliver.com, on or before the close of nominations

> (October 15th). No candidateв's statement will be edited for any

> reason. However, the elections coordinator reserves the right to

> request edits or revisions if it is deemed that a candidateв's

> statement contains inaccuracies, false statements, or inappropriate

> language or content.


> _/Withdrawal

> /_

> Candidates who want to withdraw from the election before the election

> materials are emailed to members should notify Sheri at

> sheri at designdirectdeliver.com prior to the election meeting.


> _/IGDA Nomination Application

> /_

> Please read and complete the following nomination form and return it

> to Sheri Rubin at sheri at designdirectdeliver.com by or before October

> 15th, 2010.


> I hereby nominate myself, (Full Legal Name), for election to serve as

> a Steering Committee Member of the Game Accessibility Special Interest

> Group (SIG) of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA).

> In consideration of my being accepted as a candidate, I certify that:


> - I have read the SIG Reference Manual of the IGDA, and I agree to

> abide by its terms throughout my term of office;


> - I have read the IGDA Leadership Code of Ethics and agree to abide by

> its terms throughout my term of office;


> - I meet the qualifications for Steering Committee Member of the Game

> Accessibility SIG of the IGDA as specified in the manual; and


> - I understand the significance of being a Steering Committee Member

> and accept the responsibility of governing the IGDA Game Accessibility

> SIG.


> Name (please be aware that typing your name here constitutes a signature):


> Email Address:


> Date:



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