Game accessibility at CSUN17

CSUN16 was a record year for the number of game related sessions, but CSUN17 has upped the game again.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – 10:00 AM
Seaport Ballroom C-Amazon, 2nd Floor, Seaport Tower

Amazon: Products, Presentations, and Play Sessions

Peter Korn & Ryan French, Amazon

An overview of how you can connect with Amazon at CSUN to learn about Alexa, Fire TV, Kindle, Amazon Video, Education, Games, and more.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – 3:20 PM
Balboa AB, 2nd Floor, Seaport Tower

Using Quorum’s Physics Engine to Make Accessible Games, Accessibly

Sina Bahram, Prime Access Consulting
Andreas Stefik, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Quorum now supports physics and has an accessible visual editor. This enables students with disabilities to create engaging, complex, and accessible games, accessibly.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – 3:20 PM
Old Town AB, 2nd Floor, Seaport Tower

A Study on Finding Virtual Items by Foot Through AR Shogi Game

Yoshinari Kameda, University of Tsukuba

Our system tells what are there when visually impaired person find the button by foot, 30 buttons prepared in 5 by 6 meter area.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – 4:20 PM
Ocean Beach, 3rd Floor, Between Harbor and Seaport Towers

Experience Report of Blind Gamer to Develop the Accessible Action RPG

Takahiro Miura, Institute of Gerontology, The University of Tokyo

This report describes the sequence of events that a blind gamer developed and improved an accessible action RPG that visually impaired persons can play.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 – 1:20 PM
Old Town AB, 2nd Floor, Seaport Tower

How the BBC is Changing Games Testing Through Accessibility

Hannah Bunce, BBC

This talk will cover how and why the BBC Childrens Games team has changed games accessibility testing, and how these changes have been implemented.

Friday, March 3, 2017 – 10:00 AM
Seaport Ballroom A-SSB Bart, 2nd Floor, Seaport Tower

Pew! Pew! Pew! We Wanna Play, Too. Making Games Accessible

Mark Barlet, AbleGamers Foundation
Jessie Hall, SSB BART Group

From AAA titles to indie studio releases, look at game companies doing accessibility right. Delve into best practices, relevant legislation, and trends in the industry.

Friday, March 3, 2017 – 11:00 AM
Old Town AB, 2nd Floor, Seaport Tower

Raising the Bar – 2016’s Game Accessibility Advancements

Ian Hamilton, independent

Accessibility in game development is advancing at an ever quickening pace, 2016 being no exception. This session will share highlights of the past year’s progress.

Friday, March 3rd, 12pm
Venue TBC

Game Accessibility Social

Meetup for people interested in accessibility in gaming. The venue will be close to the Hyatt. They’ll be rearranging a room for a specific number of people though, so if you’re interested in coming and haven’t yet let me know please drop me a line on i_h@hotmail.com to make sure they’re keeping a space for you.

Friday, March 3, 2017 – 2:20 PM
Seaport Ballroom C-Amazon, 2nd Floor, Seaport Tower

Twitch, an Amazon Company, Making Gaming More Accessible and Inclusive

Sharmeen Browarek, Twitch

Learn how we are building accessibility support into Twitch, with first-hand presentations from our users on how to make gaming a more inclusive environment.




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