[games_access] IGDA Perspectives - Fantastic Spot for Game Accessibility

Sandra Uhling sandra_uhling at web.de
Wed Jan 19 15:24:33 EST 2011


Peace, please.

No one died. The article is great. Everyone is free to write an article.


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Von: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org] Im
Auftrag von Steve Spohn
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 19. Januar 2011 21:05
An: 'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'
Betreff: Re: [games_access] IGDA Perspectives - Fantastic Spot for Game
Accessibility

Thomas,



I can say that because I read the article. If you look at the first page
there are 19 links, 17 of which go to SpecialEffect, game base, and
one-switch supporting blogs. This is what we call in the Internet business
“Link Dumping.” On page 2 there are 10 more links, of which 7 go to
SpecialEffect, game base, or one-switch supporting blogs. For a grand total
of 29 links on one and a half pages (there is a full 1/3rd page ad on the
second page) of which 24 go to SpecialEffect and supporting subsidiaries – 1
link to CNN about AbleGamers and 1 to IGDA.



AbleGamers was mentioned twice with no link. Game forward was not mentioned
and not linked at all. There are no mentions of the 300 content pieces AG
produced last year nor the 100 or so Game FWD produced, but there are 6
links to game base titles that are also on AG &/or Game FWD.



Linking that many times is something you would do in SEO in order to get
hits, but that many would be rejected by most article basis. Regardless, I'm
not fighting, I am stating facts. Could the AbleGamers foundation have
submitted an article as well? Absolutely, but we just did it last year and
do not wish to hog the spotlight. However, there was also not 30 links in
our submission.



A duck is a duck. As you should know by now Thomas, I am blunt and honest.
Barrie knows I have no problem with him, we squabble sometimes but all
families do. This article was an advertisement, call it what it was.



Steve Spohn

Associate Editor

The AbleGamers Foundation



www.ablegamers.com <x-msg://47/www.ablegamers.com>

www.ablegamers.org <x-msg://47/www.Ablegamers.org>



Find me on Skype! Username: Steve_Spohn



From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org]
On Behalf Of Thomas Westin
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:58 AM
To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
Subject: Re: [games_access] IGDA Perspectives - Fantastic Spot for Game
Accessibility



Steve, I just made a search for "AbleGamers" and "SpecialEffect" in the
document, results?

AbleGamers: 3 hits

SpecialEffect: 4 hits



I can't see how you could say it was an ad for SpecialEffect



Barrie and IGDA made a great article, just as you do with AbleGamers. IMHO.
We should encourage each other, not fight.



Peace, games and accessibility

Thomas



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On 18Jan 2011, at 8:14 PM, Steve Spohn wrote:





I feel like I just read an ad for special effect.



Steve Spohn

Associate Editor

The AbleGamers Foundation



www.ablegamers.com <x-msg://47/www.ablegamers.com>

www.ablegamers.org <x-msg://47/www.Ablegamers.org>



Find me on Skype! Username: Steve_Spohn



From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org]
On Behalf Of Barrie Ellis
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 12:59 PM
To: games_access at igda.org
Subject: [games_access] IGDA Perspectives - Fantastic Spot for Game
Accessibility



We've received some great support from the IGDA for Game Accessibility and
the GASIG here:

http://www.igda.org/newsletter

http://www.igda.org/newsletter/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/IGDA-Newsletter-Ja
nuary-2011_final.pdf

Huge thanks to Beth Aileen Lameman who put the newsletter together, and did
such a tip-top-pro job.



Barrie



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