[games_access] games_access Digest, Vol 152, Issue 8

Thomas Westin thomas at westin.nu
Fri May 27 02:57:31 EDT 2016


Welcome Gabby!

This is an important contribution to the SIG's focus on game accessibility, and Michelle Hinn has volunteered to join in on this! Great to have you back Michelle – or, OK, you’ve always been here :) 

Best,
Thomas

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>   1. Introduction and Open Question (Gabby Taylor)
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> Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 23:04:14 -0400
> From: Gabby Taylor <mittenstehkitty at gmail.com>
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> Subject: [games_access] Introduction and Open Question
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> Hi everyone! I hope you're all doing well.
> 
> My name is Gabby and I am looking to start a formalized effort to provide
> support for disabled game developers within the Game Accessibility SIG.
> Considering the overlap between disabled developers and disabled gamers, I
> feel like this won't be too out of line with the hard work you wonderful
> people have already put forth.
> 
> To kick this off, I'd like to get your input on how we should start this
> endeavor: I feel it is best to gather information on what kinds of
> disabilities are represented in the industry and how they are currently
> supported (if applicable) to give us an idea of where and how we can make
> improvements to best effect. I also believe that creating a safe space for
> disabled game developers and our allies to talk in a confidential,
> supportive environment would be of great benefit for brainstorming more
> solutions.
> 
> I'm very excited to hear all of your opinions, and to begin working with
> you to let the game industry be as inclusive and open to all as the games
> we create.
> 
> Thank you,
> Gabby Taylor
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> Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 22:17:30 -0700
> From: Brandon Keith Biggs <brandonkeithbiggs at gmail.com>
> To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List <games_access at igda.org>
> Subject: Re: [games_access] Introduction and Open Question
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> Hello Gabby,
> There are blind game developers at:
> http://forum.audiogames.net/viewforum.php?id=28
> Not sure about other disabilities though.
> Thanks,
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> Brandon Keith Biggs <http://brandonkeithbiggs.com/>
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> On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 8:04 PM, Gabby Taylor <mittenstehkitty at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> Hi everyone! I hope you're all doing well.
>> 
>> My name is Gabby and I am looking to start a formalized effort to provide
>> support for disabled game developers within the Game Accessibility SIG.
>> Considering the overlap between disabled developers and disabled gamers, I
>> feel like this won't be too out of line with the hard work you wonderful
>> people have already put forth.
>> 
>> To kick this off, I'd like to get your input on how we should start this
>> endeavor: I feel it is best to gather information on what kinds of
>> disabilities are represented in the industry and how they are currently
>> supported (if applicable) to give us an idea of where and how we can make
>> improvements to best effect. I also believe that creating a safe space for
>> disabled game developers and our allies to talk in a confidential,
>> supportive environment would be of great benefit for brainstorming more
>> solutions.
>> 
>> I'm very excited to hear all of your opinions, and to begin working with
>> you to let the game industry be as inclusive and open to all as the games
>> we create.
>> 
>> Thank you,
>> Gabby Taylor
>> 
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