[games_access] A quick update from GDC

Barrie Ellis barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk
Fri Mar 6 13:52:54 EST 2015

That is so heartening to read. Good on you all and hope for the best for
Michelle and family.

On 6 Mar 2015 17:29, "Thomas Westin" <thomas at westin.nu> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just would like to tell you all that GDC 2015 has been a great success,
> and we still have one more session to go with Tara presenting at 3 pm today
> (in room 304, south hall). At the panel yesterday, we had at least 100
> attendants (anyone counted?) and at the roundtable 34 people attended,
> which is more than twice the number from last year, most of which are new
> SIG members to be signed up this mailing list soon. We got a lot of
> positive feedback from people after both sessions, so all the longtime hard
> work is finally paying off. We now also have a clear meta-goal to focus on,
> based on the survey and feedback from people at GDC: that is, education.
> It feels like we have made a breakthrough at GDC for the first time in
> years - we had some great success in the past with the IGDA Accessibility
> Day and the IGDA Accessibility Arcades but those events were some time ago
> :) Combined with all the other things happening with funding by Creative
> Europe, Film Victoria, Screen Australia etc. I feel very confident that we
> are on the right track.
> Thanks a bunch to Ian, Richard and Tara for doing a tremendeous job with
> presenting, creating flyers and talking to people. Also, my thoughts go to
> Michelle who could not attend as her mom got seriously ill just before GDC.
> Finally, thanks also to DAGERS and Ian for arranging the Accessibility
> Drinks and CMP for highlighting our panel on the GDC website and allowing
> all passes to attend the advocacy track. Thanks also to everyone else who
> contributed in various ways which I’ve not been able to describe here. All
> these efforts combined has really helped making this breakthrough. I’m very
> proud to be part of this process and all highly competent people involved.
> I will post notes from the roundtable as soon as I get back home and
> include notes about Tara’s speech.
> Best,
> Thomas
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