[games_access] IndieCity adds accessibility tags

Michelle Hinn michellehinn at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 23:49:35 EST 2012


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From: Kim Blake <kblake at blitzgamesstudios.com>
To: games_access-bounces at igda.org
Cc: 'Lynsey Graham' <lgraham at blitzgamesstudios.com>, 'Chris
Theophilus-Bevis' <ctheophilus-bevis at blitzgamesstudios.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2012 16:26:37 +0000
Subject: FW: [games_access] IndieCity adds accessibility tags

Hi Brian,****

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As it turned out we didn’t issue a press release but I have got a quote for
you if this will help! ****

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“We’re really pleased to have added accessibility icons to our ratings
system as well as the content descriptors, starting with Colour Blind
Accessible, Deaf Accessible, Epilepsy Warning and Remappable Controls,”
said Chris Swan of indie game portal IndieCity. “Developers can add their
own descriptors as well and we look forward to seeing more people creating
accessible games as well as making it easier for gamers who have
accessibility issues to find the games they want.”****

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Do let me know if there’s anything else we can do –****

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Best regards,****

Kim ****

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*From:* games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org]
*On Behalf Of *Brian J. Papineau
*Sent:* 20 November 2012 17:38
*To:* IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
*Subject:* Re: [games_access] IndieCity adds accessibility tags****

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Fantastic! If you have an official PR, e-mail it to me off list and I'll
post it in my next update later this week.****

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On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 8:02 AM, Lynsey Graham <
lgraham at blitzgamesstudios.com> wrote:****

Hello all!****

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IndieCity, our indie games portal, has added basic accessibility
iconsalongside 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 really 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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