[games_access] Awesome Announcement Time - Partnership withFilm Victoria

Barrie Ellis oneswitch at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 08:07:43 EDT 2011


Brilliant!

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From: "P Hogan" <pat.hogan.a at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 6:15 AM
To: <games_access at igda.org>
Subject: Re: [games_access] Awesome Announcement Time - Partnership withFilm
Victoria


> 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/

>>

>>

>> --

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

>>

>>

>>

>>

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

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

>>

>>> 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.

>>>

>>>

>>> --

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

>>>

>>>

>>>

>>>

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

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

>>>

>>>> Hello Everyone!

>>>>

>>>> SO AWESOME NEWS!!!!

>>>>

>>>> 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.

>>>>

>>>> 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)

>>>>

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

>>>> have

>>>> been officially implemented into their application process!

>>>>

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

>>>> government

>>>> funded accessible games.

>>>>

>>>> 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.

>>>>

>>>>

>>>>

>>>> --

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

>>>>

>>>>

>>>>

>>>>

>>>>

>>>>

>>>

>>>

>>>

>>>

>>

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