[games_access] Updating the SIG White Paper

Javier Mairena javier.mairena at gmail.com
Mon May 9 12:58:54 EDT 2011


Is there a dead line for editing?


On 9 May 2011 16:47, Tara Voelker (Tefertiller) <ttefertiller at igda-gasig.org

> wrote:



> Hello All!

>

> I am back from my honeymoon! It was great!

>

> Now, in one of the 65406546514657146 emails I got from the SIG while I was

> gone, Sandra in Michelle had talked in one of them about updating/re-doing

> the white paper.

>

> I am totally for this. I had actually been going through on my own and

> taking our white paper and adding in newer US census data (that's what the

> original white paper quotes, although by now I got probably get in even

> newer census data, since the 2010 numbers have been released now), adding in

> new information to deal with new consoles and peripherals like the Wii and

> Kinect, and adding in new games that have been developed that incorporated

> accessibility features. (If you remember a month or 2 ago, I sent out a

> request for games to include in the update- I may have been posted them in

> forums. I got a few responses.)

>

> Most of these changes can be seen in a google doc version of the white

> paper that Thomas Westin set up like... 6 months ago. That is with the

> exception of the updated games list, which I have in a separate document

> that I haven't copied pasted over yet. I would like to remind everyone that

> this google doc is in the "rough draft" stage, as there are all sort of

> different texts and text sizes and fonts... not to mention I haven't

> proofread it yet. Also, I never made it all the way through to finish the

> update as I became busy with the wedding and all, but now I have time to

> resume getting this done.

>

> Additionally, most of the information on our website was pulled from the

> updated version of the white paper, if you are interested in seeing about

> where it is at.

>

> I know Sandra has already had this document shared with her, and I just

> shared it with Michelle as well. There are a handful of other people as

> well, although I don't know who off the top of my head. If you would like to

> see where the draft is at, just let me know and I can share the document

> with you. I do ask that you do not go crazy and start deleting anything in

> the document until discussion with other SIG members. I have not deleted

> anything myself from the original white paper. Feel free to add in anything

> you feel like. Just be sure to do it in a new text color (like blue or

> green) so everyone can easily see what is newly added to the rough draft.

> Also, please be sure to site any references you use.

>

> Thank you!

> --

> Tara (Tefertiller) Voelker - Chairperson

> IGDA Game Accessibility SIG

>

> igda-gasig.org

> http://gameaccesssig.forumotion.com/

>

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