[games_access] Announcing Includification - Game AccessibilityGuidelines for Disabled Gamers by Disabled Gamers

Barrie Ellis oneswitch at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 15:41:34 EDT 2012


Okay on Norton.


From: Lynsey Graham
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:13 PM
To: 'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'
Subject: Re: [games_access] Announcing Includification - Game AccessibilityGuidelines for Disabled Gamers by Disabled Gamers


I've just tried to access the Includification site, but neither Chrome or Firefox will open it, as my antivirus (ESET NOD32) is saying that it contains 'Potentially dangerous content'. Is anyone else having problems?



From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org] On Behalf Of Steve Spohn
Sent: 12 September 2012 22:34
To: Barrie Ellis; IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
Subject: Re: [games_access] Announcing Includification - Game AccessibilityGuidelines for Disabled Gamers by Disabled Gamers



The letters ended up looking amazing. Loved yours

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 5:32 PM, Barrie Ellis <oneswitch at gmail.com> wrote:

Very impressive!! Will read through it properly at my first opportunity, and looking forward to it very much.



From: Thomas Westin

Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7:19 PM

To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List

Subject: Re: [games_access] Announcing Includification - Game AccessibilityGuidelines for Disabled Gamers by Disabled Gamers



looks great!

will look into it more in a few weeks



Best wishes,

Thomas



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On 12Sep 2012, at 3:55 PM, Steve Spohn wrote:





Greetings All,



The AbleGamers Foundation is proud to announce Includification, of 46 page, fully illustrated guide to accessibility by disabled gamers for disabled gamers. This project includes the hard work of a lot of people over the last year, including letters from members of this SIG. I hope you all enjoy the document and it serves you well.



http://www.ablegamers.com/Disabled-Gamers-General-News/announcing-includification-game-accessibility-guidelines.html for More details or you can go directly to www.includification.com



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Contact: Steve Spohn FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Telephone: (703) 891-9017 ext: 102

Email: Press at AbleGamers.com

Disability Non-profit Releases In-depth How-to Document for Video Game Developers
The AbleGamers Foundation launches fully illustrated guide to designing games for the disabled community.



Harpers Ferry, WV -September 12, 2012- The AbleGamers Foundation is pleased to announce the unveiling of Includification-a 46 page, fully illustrated how-to guide for videogame developers and publishers road-mapping the exact solutions needed to design an accessible game.




"For nearly a decade, our organization has been reaching out to developers convincing them they need to include accessibility for gamers with disabilities," said Mark Barlet, President and Founder of the AbleGamers Foundation. "As that message has been increasingly accepted in the video game industry, the question has slowly turned into "Okay, we need to make our games accessible, but how?""




"We believe this document and its companion website www.includification.com will serve to answer any questions a developer might have about the exact solutions needed to make their games accessible to the disability community," continued Mr. Barlet. "What thrills me the most is that our recommendations can be updated via the website as new technology and information arises. The videogame industry is a living breathing entity and we need to treat it as such by updating information as it comes in."




"Words cannot express how extremely proud I am of this document, this organization and everyone who helped bring this together. This is the culmination of the hard work and dedication everyone at our nonprofit has put in over the last 8 years," said Steve Spohn, Editor-in-Chief of AbleGamers.com. "It is my sincerest wish that a copy of this document sits on the desk of every developer, in the resource area of every library and with every major publisher across the world. It's time game accessibility leaped to the next level and these guidelines show developers exactly how to enable gamers with disabilities in the easiest, most efficient and cost-effective manner possible."




The AbleGamers publication, Includification, includes numerous detailed explanations of common problems for gamers with disabilities, solutions for those problems, printable checklists, developer exercises and personal letters from industry insiders to the game industry. You can download Includification for free at http://www.includification.com/guide. The companion website with easy-to-read references can be found at www.includification.com. A physical print copy is available at-cost from www.includification.com/print.




About The AbleGamers Foundation




The AbleGamers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that runs AbleGamers.com, which provides news and reviews on the accessibility of mainstream video game titles, as well as consultation on assistive technology. As an alternative to Serious Gaming, mainstream video games supply many disabled individuals and veterans with rehabilitation as well as social stimulation in situations where they may be otherwise shut out of society's idea of normal everyday life.




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For more information about this topic, the AbleGamers Foundation, AbleGamers.com, or to schedule an interview with Mark Barlet, President of AbleGamers, call Steve Spohn at (703) 891-9017 ext:102 or email press at AbleGamers.com.



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