[games_access] Historical Video and/or Text Chat about Game Accessibility

Sandra Uhling sandra_uhling at web.de
Tue May 3 09:41:09 EDT 2011


oh maybe it was because of me.
I was looking for a "history description" about this SIG
for my bachelor thesis. It would be great to have a small paragraph that
introduce the SIG to interested people.

Best regards,

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org] Im
Auftrag von Michelle Hinn
Gesendet: Dienstag, 3. Mai 2011 01:05
An: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
Betreff: [games_access] Historical Video and/or Text Chat about Game

Hey everyone,

So the IGDA is starting to collect histories of the IGDA and we're a pretty
old SIG that was first a committee that was first an idea that was first a
few research projects that spans over a decade.

I'd love it if we could gather some online individual interviews in video
with cc with text transcript. We have a TON of history as many of you know.
If you would like to participate, email me off list at hinn at uiuc.edu and we
can talk about the best way to go about this would be.

And, no, this isn't just for those of us that remember the entire history of
the SIG -- it's for everyone. Just tell your story about what got you
interested, how long you've been working in the area, whatever game
accessibility and disability related you would like to tell and we'll work
it out.

I'll be out of town from May 5 to May 20th but I might be able to get a few
videos in before I leave and finish the rest when I get back. And if anyone
would like to help with the digital video/transcripts, please also let me

We'd be the first SIG to really take this on! And it would be really cool
for the historians amongst us. Just today I was emailing yet another person
who was a long time advocate for accessibility in games and had not heard
of the SIG, AbleGamers, Special Effect, etc. He just thought it was just
him! So it would be nice to have an archive so people don't feel like they
are alone in their work.

And if you represent another group, I don't see any reason why you can't
post your own videos on your sites as long as you mention that it's a part
of a larger historical project.

Seem ok?

Hoping to hear from a lot of you -- remember email me off list
(hinn at uiuc.edu) if you are interested but always feel free to discuss
concerns on the list. I've been literally working on this since I got the
news 15 minutes ago so I haven't thought through everything so chime in if
you have more ideas!

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