[games_access] Updating the SIG White Paper

Michelle Hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Mon May 9 15:22:06 EDT 2011


LOL. Yeah it seems that google docs AND the forum are two things that give me an absolute headache. Not sure what the deal with the forum is -- it just is so slow I have to go to bed for the evening and check to see if my post posted over night. ;) But I'm the only one having that issue so what can you do? Right?

The issue with Google docs I think is not initial. I think it's fine until you start getting to the final editing when you get everything looking just right and then all the sudden it's logged you out or somehow doesn't save...so I think as long as everyone has access to it either on google docs or word for right now we can talk about who is going to take what section. Then if someone (oh say...me) can't access it, I can just send you my section to add to google docs.

Michelle

On May 9, 2011, at 2:03 PM, Tara Voelker (Tefertiller) wrote:


> Ohhhhhhhhhh but I love google docs. :)

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> But really, I am up for whatever works for everyone. Just let me know your preferences.

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> I love that update it once a year idea. That is pretty brilliant.

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> And it doesn't matter what way we end up edited the paper we should have a list of those editing it, or the "editing team" as it were.

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> And emailing Michelle off list with the doc

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> Tara (Tefertiller) Voelker - Chairperson

> IGDA Game Accessibility SIG

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> igda-gasig.org

> http://gameaccesssig.forumotion.com/

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> On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 1:23 PM, Michelle Hinn <hinn at uiuc.edu> wrote:

> Another thought is that it can be revisited every, say, year to add new research citations (I know Thomas, Dimitris, Kevin and I will want to add research papers that have been published since the original was written). Or, perhaps, we could have a "take a good look at it once a year but any major additions can be made as soon as possible). That way it's a project that it's alway on-going rather than getting as old as it is now.

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> And, yeah, if you go to the US Census website, all the latest info is there. We'll definitely want to have the most recent data from any census we can get in any major market (US, UK, Japan...etc etc...not leaving countries out just giving examples).

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> I really hate (sorry...) Google Docs. I've worked on three papers recently (including one with Thomas, Dimitris, and Kevin) that became such a pain to edit that we just cc:ed each other on who had the word doc and attached the latest versions to email). So -- and this is just me, maybe -- we should find out who actively wants to work on it (be the "white paper working group" officially and therefore directly contributes and has their name on it as a personal contributor) and start a cc: list instead?

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> And...I didn't get the google doc invite -- can you (sorry...) send it to me as a word doc directly?

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> Hope you guys had a great time on your honeymoon!!! :)

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> Michelle

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> On May 9, 2011, at 1:01 PM, Tara Voelker (Tefertiller) wrote:

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>> 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.

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

>> Is there a dead line for editing?

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

>> Hello All!

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

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>> 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.

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>> 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.)

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>> 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.

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>> 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.

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>> 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.

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>> Thank you!

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>> Tara (Tefertiller) Voelker - Chairperson

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

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