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

Siobhan Thomas four at nucleus.com
Fri Sep 30 02:10:25 EDT 2016



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> On 30 Sep 2016, at 06:30, Tara Voelker <tvoelker at igda-gasig.org> wrote:
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> Hi All!
> 
> So you may have heard some ramblings across the internet already, but the SIG is hosting a conference dedicated to game accessibility!
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> http://www.gaconf.com/
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> 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!!
> 
>  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! 
> :D 
> 
> Tara
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