[games_access] Introducing - GAConf : A new one day game accessibility conference

Tara Voelker tvoelker at igda-gasig.org
Fri Sep 30 01:30:31 EDT 2016

Hi All!

So you may have heard some ramblings across the internet already, but the
SIG is hosting a conference dedicated to game accessibility!


*Who: *Anybody, Everybody
*What: *#GAConf - A new one day game accessibility conference featuring
updates, case studies, and in-depth guides
*When:* February 27th, 2017
*Where: * Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA.

We are very excited to finally have a conference that is dedicated
EXCLUSIVELY to game accessibility. If you were looking to be around for GDC
anyway, you should definitely check the event out.

*Bonus: *Tickets are now available at an early bird rate ! Get 'em while
they're hot!! <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gaconf-tickets-28117955562>

 Topics include:

   - designing for older gamers
   - the challenges of retrofitting accessibility into a live AAA service
   - adapting mainstream mechanics for blind gamers
   - practicalities of accessibility as micro-indie

Speakers confirmed to date include:

   - Tara Voelker, Turtle Rock
   - Brandon Cole, blind gamer & advocate
   - Bob De Schutter, Miami University
   - Bryce Johnson, Xbox
   - Henry Hoffman, Fiddlesticks
   - Ian Hamilton, accessibility specialist
   - Giselle Rosman, Global Game Jam
   - Nicole Stark, Disparity Games
   - Alex Bethke, Golden Gear Games

Please, spread the word!
Do you have a topic that you are interested in speaking about? Feel free to
reach out to Ian or myself about it!

Know someone who might want to sponsor the event to make it extra awesome?
Again, feel free to reach out!

Follow on Twitter for the latest updates!  https://twitter.com/GA_Conf

Thanks everyone!

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