[games_access] Updating the SIG White Paper
j.chetwynd at btinternet.com
Mon May 9 14:02:45 EDT 2011
Thomas and I wrote a final section considering the future some years
though I'm not sure I received a credit in all versions,
recently my chapter on the future of open-web games built to web
titled: Browser-native games that use real-world xml data,
is being published soon in the book Business, Technological and Social
Dimensions of Computer Games,
On 9 May 2011, at 15:47, Tara Voelker (Tefertiller) 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
> 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
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