[games_access] Our First Weekly Topic

Tara Tefertiller ttefertiller at igda-gasig.org
Wed Jan 26 10:12:29 EST 2011


Oh, I would like to add for clarification- If you have an important
question, or want an answer promptly - you are more than welcome to email.
I'm not trying to kill listserv conversation, just shift a lot of it to the
forums. :)



--
Tara Tefertiller - Chairperson
IGDA Game Accessibility SIG

igda-gasig.org
http://gameaccesssig.forumotion.com/



On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 12:43 AM, <hinn at illinois.edu> wrote:


> Don't lose heart, yet! We've tried forums in the past in this SIG and it

> takes a lot to get people to devote time in forum sections -- takes a lot of

> nurturing. The WIG SIG actually does have a lot of conversation on it's

> mailing list -- but they are such a large SIG that having more than one area

> of discussion has worked out well for them.

>

> I personally don't use the WIG SIG forums (or that many forums in general)

> because it becomes "one more place to check" for messages. (Kind of the

> opposite argument for the "too much in my email inbox!" excuse people have

> for not subscribing to listservs)

>

> But I'm definitely hoping that this works out and have "check forums" on my

> daily "to do" list! :) Tara's got a lot of great ideas for it so I think it

> really has the potential to become a nice resource for the game developer's

> community.

>

> Check 'em out everyone! :)

>

> Michelle

>

> ---- Original message ----

> >Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 21:24:15 -0500

> >From: Tara Tefertiller <ttefertiller at igda-gasig.org>

> >Subject: Re: [games_access] Our First Weekly Topic

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

> >

> > Hey everyone,

> >

> > Right now we have a great discussion happening in

> > the forums, but one of the most active voices in the

> > thread isn't even a member or our SIG! Let's step up

> > and become active!

> >

> > We also have 3 new topics in addition to the topic

> > of the week - so please, get involved!

> >

> > The goal is to move the general discussion off the

> > listserv and onto the forums. I've done some talking

> > to non SIG members who seemed interested in

> > accessibility but were reluctant to join the SIG.

> > When I asked why, they said they didn't want their

> > inbox flooded with short emails about accessibility.

> > They wouldn't mind one weekly emails about hot

> > topics in the forums or using the listserv as news,

> > but they were not interested in any community that

> > had it's main source of information be via email. A

> > great model for how we could work would be something

> > like the "Women in Games " SIG. They have a weekly

> > update email, but general discussion is for the

> > forums. From my observations, non members wanted

> > to be able to take in information on their own time,

> > at their own pace. That's why our new site and

> > forums are going to become so important!

> >

> > They also mentioned that having a place like the

> > forums could give developers a place to browse

> > through our discussions and pick our brain.

> >

> > I've also been talking with an associate producer at

> > a small studio here in Orlando who is also an expert

> > in community management, and she was one of the

> > people who commented on how beneficial a forum could

> > be to us, and is going to help me shape it in the

> > coming months. We're going to have some awesome

> > pieces coming up that will only be available in the

> > forums by guest writers and content experts.

> >

> > I hope you'll come check them out.

> >

> > Thanks,

> >

> > --

> > Tara Tefertiller - Chairperson

> > IGDA Game Accessibility SIG

> >

> > igda-gasig.org

> > http://gameaccesssig.forumotion.com/

> >

> > On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 9:52 AM, Tara Tefertiller

> > <ttefertiller at igda-gasig.org> wrote:

> >

> > Good morning (or afternoon) Everyone!

> >

> > It's time for our first weekly topic!!

> >

> > "How could we define a minimum accessibility

> > standard that is easy to implement for all game

> > developers? Compare this with including

> > alternative text for all images on a website – a

> > technically easy thing to do, if you just remember

> > to do it!"

> >

> > What are your thoughts? Is it a simple list of

> > must haves? Does it vary by game? Are games too

> > diverse to have a "one size fits all" type of

> > minimum?

> >

> > Please go to the forums, register, and post your

> > thoughts. Remember, the highlights and conclusion

> > of this discussion will be posted on the website

> > so it's important that we make these topics a

> > worth while read.

> >

> > AND YES! We actually do get visitors to the site

> > everyday, and so providing more and more

> > meaningful content it a must.

> >

> > Thanks everyone!

> > --

> > Tara Tefertiller - Chairperson

> > IGDA Game Accessibility SIG

> >

> > igda-gasig.org

> > http://gameaccesssig.forumotion.com/

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> .......................................

> these are mediocre times and people are

> losing hope. it's hard for many people

> to believe that there are extraordinary

> things inside themselves, as well as

> others. i hope you can keep an open

> mind.

> -- "unbreakable"

> .......................................

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