[games_access] Website

Michelle Hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Sun Oct 17 14:38:31 EDT 2010


A few other SIGs have just moved to other places on the web, outside the IGDA site. Even if we could just get them to post a link (if redirecting is somehow too difficult) to whatever system the new steering committee (when elections start) decide on, that would be better than nothing. Then we can have a more robust system that everyone can access.

Believe me... I'm as frustrated as all of you who have been trying to help revamp the SIG's online presence. Things started really falling apart when one board member resigned two years ago and he was in charge of the web tech. Now so much is in limbo. I know things are in the process of being fixed but without someone who is a full time employee of the IGDA to focus on that (I don't think they have one yet -- just volunteers like the rest of us) things won't move very fast.

It's a shame because there was so much time and money put into the "new" system and when it rolled out after five years of waiting, the human side of the system left and it's the big pink virtual elephant in the room for many SIG and Chapter leaders...

Michelle

On Oct 17, 2010, at 2:58 AM, Barrie Ellis wrote:


> Definitely something to consider, Aaron - it's a good call. We've been using blogger with shared access for some time now, so perhaps some of the free hosting solutions for collaborations will be the way forward. If we can simply get a redirect from www.igda.org/accessibility to something we can access, with their blessing, that would be a good start!

>

> Barrie

>

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> From: BlazeEagle

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> Would Google groups be a possible solution? -

> http://groups.google.com/grphp?hl=en&tab=wg&pli=1

>

> I don't know the specifics because I have no experience with Google Groups but figure I'd suggest that just in case.

>

> Aaron

>

> Peace & God bless you all, Amen.

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> Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 18:22:56 +0200

> From: "Sandra Uhling" <sandra_uhling at web.de>

> Subject: [games_access] Questions about this SIG

> To: "'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'"

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> Hi,

>

> do we have one contact email address for people who have questions,

> but do not want to join the email list?

>

> Do we have subgroups?

> http://www.igda.org/accessibility

> It looks like that we have two subgroups:

> One for "Gamers with Disabilities" and "Parents of Children with

> Disabilities"

>

> Best regards,

> Sandra

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> Message: 2

> Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:31:10 -0500

> From: Michelle Hinn <hinn at uiuc.edu>

> Subject: Re: [games_access] Questions about this SIG

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

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> yes -- it's accessibility at igda.org

>

> we've been having trouble with the website -- we've had more subgroups and that's something that would be good for the new steering committee to discuss (and those running to discuss their ideas here for voters). i cannot access the website to add anything, nor can barrie and many others. i've asked that the igda look into this many times but i've kind of lost steam on that because we never get any resolution. i know other sigs are also having trouble.

>

> past subgroups have included "research" "game development" "industry relations" etc

>

> due to health concerns, i am not going to run at all -- but i will still be serving as chair emeritus to help the new committee understand about the sig past and what contacts and resources we have. my immune system has crashed and that causes all my joints to seize up when that happens. :(

>

> michelle

>

> On Oct 15, 2010, at 11:22 AM, Sandra Uhling wrote:

>

> > Hi,

> >

> > do we have one contact email address for people who have questions,

> > but do not want to join the email list?

> >

> > Do we have subgroups?

> > http://www.igda.org/accessibility

> > It looks like that we have two subgroups:

> > One for "Gamers with Disabilities" and "Parents of Children with

> > Disabilities"

> >

> > Best regards,

> > Sandra

> >

> >

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> Message: 3

> Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 20:10:07 +0200

> From: "Sandra Uhling" <sandra_uhling at web.de>

> Subject: Re: [games_access] Questions about this SIG

> To: "'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'"

> <games_access at igda.org>

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> Hi,

>

> thanks for the information Michelle,

>

> Can we still use and edit this wiki?

> http://wiki.igda.org/Game_Accessibility_SIG

>

> Maybe we can update it step by step, after the selection?

>

> Best regards,

> Sandra

>

>

> -----Urspr?ngliche Nachricht-----

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

> Auftrag von Michelle Hinn

> Gesendet: Freitag, 15. Oktober 2010 19:31

> An: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List

> Betreff: Re: [games_access] Questions about this SIG

>

> yes -- it's accessibility at igda.org

>

> we've been having trouble with the website -- we've had more subgroups and

> that's something that would be good for the new steering committee to

> discuss (and those running to discuss their ideas here for voters). i cannot

> access the website to add anything, nor can barrie and many others. i've

> asked that the igda look into this many times but i've kind of lost steam on

> that because we never get any resolution. i know other sigs are also having

> trouble.

>

> past subgroups have included "research" "game development" "industry

> relations" etc

>

> due to health concerns, i am not going to run at all -- but i will still be

> serving as chair emeritus to help the new committee understand about the sig

> past and what contacts and resources we have. my immune system has crashed

> and that causes all my joints to seize up when that happens. :(

>

> michelle

>

> On Oct 15, 2010, at 11:22 AM, Sandra Uhling wrote:

>

> > Hi,

> >

> > do we have one contact email address for people who have questions,

> > but do not want to join the email list?

> >

> > Do we have subgroups?

> > http://www.igda.org/accessibility

> > It looks like that we have two subgroups:

> > One for "Gamers with Disabilities" and "Parents of Children with

> > Disabilities"

> >

> > Best regards,

> > Sandra

> >

> >

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> > games_access at igda.org

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