[games_access] Updating the SIG White Paper

Tara Voelker (Tefertiller) ttefertiller at igda-gasig.org
Mon May 9 13:01:44 EDT 2011


No, not at all. It's done when we think it's ready. I don't want to rush
anyone, I know we're all busy.

On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Javier Mairena <javier.mairena at gmail.com>wrote:


> 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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