[games_access] Awesome Announcement Time - Partnership with Film Victoria

P Hogan pat.hogan.a at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 01:15:28 EDT 2011


G'day everyone,

This is awesome, and as a Victorian I'm proud of my state government
for doing this.

However, I'd like to point out to everyone that this particular grant
is not open to undergrad students, which unfortunetly makes projects
like mine ineligable.

Nonetheless, this is a great achievement, and makes me very excited
for the future.

Cheers,

-Pat

On 10/11/11, Tara Voelker (Tefertiller) <ttefertiller at igda-gasig.org> wrote:

> It's up!

> http://igda-gasig.org/2011/10/11/announcement-partnering-with-film-victoria/

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> Tara (Tefertiller) Voelker - Chairperson : igda-gasig.org

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> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Tara Voelker (Tefertiller) <

> ttefertiller at igda-gasig.org> wrote:

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>> JUst an FYI, the announcement post was delayed due to a typo on Film

>> Victoria's end. They had accidently called us the Independent Game

>> Developers Assoication, so I wanted that to go ahead and let them fix that

>> before we had tons of people looking at our site and theirs. The typo

>> should

>> be fixed today, and the announcement will hit out website and such soon to

>> follow.

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>> Tara (Tefertiller) Voelker - Chairperson : igda-gasig.org

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>> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 9:29 AM, Tara Voelker (Tefertiller) <

>> ttefertiller at igda-gasig.org> wrote:

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>>> Hello Everyone!

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>>> SO AWESOME NEWS!!!!

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>>> I had been contacted by Brad Goblin, who runs the investment fund for

>>> game

>>> development (everything from tiny indie games to larger handheld/console

>>> games) for the Victorian state government in Australia, Film Victoria.

>>> When

>>> he contacted us, they been discussing adding accessibility requirements

>>> into

>>> their funding guidelines, and providing appropriate funding to design,

>>> develop and test projects for accessibility and asked for our help.

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>>> I said we were interested, and the steering committee and I kicked it

>>> into

>>> overdrive to get the site updated and ready! (That's why we finally

>>> updated

>>> the layout and updated our top 10)

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>>> Now I am pleased to announce that game accessibility considerations have

>>> been officially implemented into their application process!

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>>> They are very proud over at Film Victoria to leading the way in

>>> government

>>> funded accessible games.

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>>> Later today I will have an official announcement on the site, as well as

>>> links to the Film Victoria page and the application. Once that has been

>>> done, this will also be on our Facebook and Twitter, and Ryan has said

>>> the

>>> he will post it on the main IGDA page and twitter as well.

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>>> Tara (Tefertiller) Voelker - Chairperson : igda-gasig.org

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