[games_access] Working Towards a Better SIG - Weekly Topics and SIG Meetings

Tara Tefertiller ttefertiller at igda-gasig.org
Tue Jan 18 09:34:52 EST 2011

Hi everyone,

This week is the last week to give input on what time works best for you for
SIG meetings before we decide on official times.

Please be sure to respond as I would love to have as many people as possible
involved in these meetings.

Thank you!

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 11:23 AM, Tara Tefertiller <
ttefertiller at igda-gasig.org> wrote:

> Good morning everyone!



> I hope everyone is having a great New Year! Now, we all make resolutions on

> how we can improve ourselves- but what can we do to improve the SIG in this

> new year?The steering committee along with our chair emeritus, have had a

> discussion and have some great ideas. I wanted to take the time to share

> these ideas with you, and to get your input on how to best implement them to

> push the SIG forward.


> *

> 1. Starting a topic of the week:*

> Every week a topic would be offered as the topic of the week. These

> topics would encourage thoughtful discussion, and even debate on topic's

> relevant to today's gaming industry. Such as "what are the advantages and

> disadvantages of the KINECT system" and "what are the advantages,

> disadvantages, similarities between the new PS3 MOVE system and the Nintendo

> Wii" for people with disabilities, "what are the benefits and drawbacks to

> having game accessibility mandated by the government," and more interesting

> topics.

> People could express their opinions, share relevant news, and be

> actively engaging other members of the SIG. If you have suggestions for the

> topic of the week, please email me off thread so I can present it to the

> steering committee.Additionally, if these discussions prove to be popular

> with lots of information being filtered through them, these conversations

> could be condensed and added to the website - which would boost our content

> (which we currently have very little of).



> *2. SIG Meetings:*

> In the past, the SIG had online meetings where members could engage in

> discussions with one another- we would love to bring these back. Each

> meeting would have an agenda, that would be emailed out ahead of time, and

> at the end a section for new business. Discussions could include short term

> SIG goals, member updates, details on upcoming events, and more. Meetings

> could also review the topic of the week. The transcripts from the meetings

> would be posted on the website on a special meetings page - once again

> boosting our content. Additionally, it would mean that anyone who missed the

> meeting would still have access to all of the information discussed.

> *

> Questions that need answered about the meetings:*

> What messenger service would you like to use? Popular

> suggestions have been Skype and MSN.


> How often would you like to have these meetings? Suggestions

> have been every other week or once a month.


> What day and time would you like the meetings to be? It has

> been suggested that there is one meeting in the morning for Eastern (New

> York) time, and one for the evening in New York time to ensure that

> everyone would be able to attend regardless of their time zones.



> I'm looking forward to hearing everyone takes on these ideas- and we would

> love to get these going as soon as possible!



> Thanks,

> Tara




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