Accessibility and Game Design: Why It Matters | GG1 |
10:15am – 10:45am • Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Accessibility and Game Design: Why It MattersAccessibility and Game Design: Why It Matters
Belén Agulló García
VP of Learning and Lead Media Researcher

According to the World Organization of Health, over one billion people worldwide live with some form of disability. That statistic does not include temporary or situational disability (for example, a broken arm). Taking accessibility into account while designing games is vital to cater to the needs of a diverse audience. The reality is that everybody benefits from better accessibility options. In this presentation, we will define game accessibility, discuss why user-centric design is key to design relevant games, talk about what resources you can use to get started, present examples of accessible games, and conclude with a set of best practices to take your users’ game experience to the next level.

Attendees will learn why accessible game design is important to consider; what goes into making a game accessible and examples of accessible games; and what resources they will need to get started.