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Karen Stevens (Director of Accessibility, Electronic Arts)
Date: Wednesday, July 21
Time: 3:40pm - 4:10pm
Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, Career Development Pass
Topic: Advocacy, Design
Vault Recording: Video
Audience Level: N/A: I prefer to present live on-site but I am open to delivering a virtual presentation
As a gamer with carpel tunnel syndrome, wrist/thumb tendonitis, and nerve damage, EA's Director of Accessibility, Karen Stevens, is very familiar with some of the challenges gamer's face with regards to mobility issues. This session uses concrete game examples to explain how to best support those with interactive differences, including topics such as supporting accessibility-specific devices, recommended in-game assists, simplified controls, and more.
Gaming is for everyone, including those with arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, nerve damage, and more. Learn how to give a great playable experience to those facing various motor disabilities and/or injuries.
This talk is intended for all levels, and for anyone interested in learning more about supporting disabled gamers with mobility issues, especially designers and user experience researchers.