Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A Lot's Been Happening

The game story is finally finished and I've been very busy creating the 3D graphics. It's not done yet-still need to add sign language to it but here's a link.

I'm having problems with the pages that have scrolling on them. I could only get a scroll bar to work in input text mode which isn't the greatest solution since it is possible to type into the story. It still needs a preloader. I also wish that I knew a way to preload the videos so it won't take so long for each page to load since they will all have video. The story is 42 pages long so if I preload the whole story as one it will take forever-especially on dialup.

I now have to go back and rework the game-change the graphics to match the story and of course add in the sign language videos.

The Best Yet

This June is the last International Symposium Technology and Deaf Education. When they asked for proposals I submitted the Kool Kids Sign ABC game and the in works color game for a poster session. I was accepted. I will be "presenting" on the Monday of the conference. I can't wait. Perhaps this will open a door to a technology job in Deaf education. I'd be torn though. I have a full caseload this year-one of whom is Deaf and very ASL. The interpreter is also a good friend and he keeps telling me that I'm not changing jobs.

I still have a great desire to work in the field despite my fears that I wouldn't be able to do everything I would need to do. I go along quite content in what I am doing but if I start to think about it I really want to change what I'm doing and get into the technology end of things. There is so much that can be done with Deaf kids and I don't have the time in my schedule to do anything and I only have one student anyway. At least this will spread the games to more schools so they will get more usage.