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Enabled Players: Data on Accessibility Options and Why Players Love Accessible Games

Christopher Power (Vice President and Associate Professor, The AbleGamers Charity/The University of York)

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Topic: Advocacy

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

The AbleGamers Charity returns to GDC with data and design knowledge that will help inspire developers and their teams to create great accessible designs. With data from hundreds of players with disabilities, this session will show attendees what technology players with disabilities use, the options they prefer and show you the surprising results about the overlaps of technology use between groups of players with disabilities. It will present attendees with a broad range of games players with disabilities play, and describe the value that games bring to this distinct group of players. The lecture will close by introducing attendees to a broad set of data-driven personas to help them design new accessible player experiences (APX) in their games.


At the end of the session, attendees will know how and why players with disabilities play games. Attendees will be introduced to a set of data-driven personas based off hundreds of players with disabilities to inspire their teams in delivering accessible player experiences (APX) to players with disabilities.

Intended Audience

This session is open to all developers, from those just starting in creating accessible games to seasoned developers who want data about players to support their arguments to their producers as to why accessible player experiences are important in their games.