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

Michelle Hinn michellehinn at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 12:18:50 EDT 2016


Thanks for the post, Tara! Looking forward to the event and I hope to see
many people on the list joining us for the day!

Michelle

On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 1:30 AM, Tara Voelker <tvoelker at igda-gasig.org>
wrote:

> Hi All!
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> 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!! <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gaconf-tickets-28117955562>
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>  Topics include:
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>    - 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:
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>    - 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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