[games_access] Academic Workshop on Game Accessibility

Thomas Westin thomas at westin.nu
Sat Jul 16 17:09:42 EDT 2016

Four your information, an academic workshop on game accessibility  
[Apologies if you receive multiple times, please circulate this to your colleagues who might be interested !]

Dear Colleagues, please consider submitting to the

IFIP TC14.9 1st Workshop on Game Accessibility - WAG 2016

http://cedric.cnam.fr/~dupirej/IFIP-WG14.9/WAG.html <http://cedric.cnam.fr/%7Edupirej/IFIP-WG14.9/WAG.html>
in Vienna, Austria, in conjunction with ICEC 2016 (https://icec2016.cs.univie.ac.at/ <https://icec2016.cs.univie.ac.at/>)

Submission deadline: July, 25th
Notification to authors: August, 25th
Camera ready: September, 1st
Workshop: September 27th

Game accessibility has been researched since the beginning of the game
industry for inclusion of people with special needs. However, mainstream
games have generally been inaccessible for many people with
disabilities. Since October 2015 the Communications and Video
Accessibility Act (CVAA) in the USA requires game consoles and
distribution platforms to be accessible, while game software is excluded
until January 2017. Although the CVAA is a legislation in the USA for
companies with more than 30 employees, it has already had international
impact as USA is one of the largest game markets. This strong change in
the digital entertainment landscape has to be taken into account by
researchers in order to aid the game industry to meet this new requirement.

We encourage submission of papers on all topics related to original
research in game accessibility, including but not limited to:
- Dedicated hardware
- Interface design
- Interaction design
- Game design
- Universal access
- Design methods
- Simulations of disability
- Multiplayer
- Education
- Theory and concepts
- Statistics
- Multiple impairments
- Philosophy
- Return on investment
- Tools
- Game engine integration

Please prepare paper submission in the Springer LNCS format
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0 <http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0>
and submit it at:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ifipwag16 <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ifipwag16>

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