[games_access] IndieCity adds accessibility tags

Javier Mairena javier.mairena at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 03:23:39 EST 2012


No problem reading the README file on Windows 7.

I can translate it to Spanish if you want ;)

On 21 November 2012 09:03, Barrie Ellis <oneswitch at gmail.com> wrote:


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> Very nicely done, Lynsey. More power to you. No symbol system is perfect -

> but if they do help to get across seriously missing information from the

> public, then this is a good thing.

>

> Hopefully this won't seem like jumping on your coat-tails, Lynsey, and

> hopefully it will be seen as complimentary....

>

> I've been given the okay to release the Game Accessibility Information

> symbol (aka "the joypad rider") into the public domain, for anyone to use,

> as a way of indicating further game accessibility information (i.e.

> Lynsey's symbols). The good thing about this is that it can be used to

> simply link off to game reviews (e.g. AbleGamers, Dual-Ring, Videojuegos

> Accesibles, SpecialEffect etc. etc.) for convenience.

>

> Before it's completely unleashed, would people take a quick look here and

> tell me if they think the README has problems, especially so when being

> read on an Apple Mac:

>

> http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/IMAGES/2/symbols/GA_info_symbol_pack.zip

>

> I'd like to see the README translated into other languages too (esp.

> French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean).

>

> I see this system as a stepping stone to a PEGI style system to be adopted

> more widely, but also as a method for indie developers who will never have

> the cash to submit their game for a formal accessibility appraisal

> (assuming there would be a cost attached to that, as there is with PEGI).

> It should help to point people to useful info before they hand over their

> cash/time.

>

> Barrie

>

>

>

>

> *From:* Lynsey Graham <lgraham at blitzgamesstudios.com>

> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:02 PM

> *To:* 'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List' <games_access at igda.org>

> *Subject:* [games_access] IndieCity adds accessibility tags

>

> Hello all!****

>

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>

> IndieCity, our indie games portal, has added basic accessibility tags

> alongside the PEGI-style content descriptors:****

>

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>

> http://store.indiecity.com/ratings#age-rating****

>

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>

> At the moment we’ve got icon tags for:****

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> Colour Blind Accessible

> Deaf Accessible****

>

> Epilepsy Warning****

>

> Remappable Controls****

>

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>

> Developers can also add their own tags. I’m hoping to push the visibility

> of it a bit more so that people know it’s there, but I’m quite pleased it’s

> gone live and is alongside the other content descriptors – it’s a shame

> that PEGI don’t do the same with boxed products.****

>

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> Thanks,****

>

>

> Lynsey****

>

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>

> *Lynsey Graham*

>

> Designer | Team Beagle****

>

> *Blitz Games Studios*

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