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Friday, August 28 • 15:00 - 16:00
Workshop: Levelling Up Accessibility: From Access to Experience

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In this workshop, Christopher Power will explore the traditional approaches to accessibility and discuss how they are insufficient for ensuring that technology is accessible to people with disabilities. He will argue in this talk that we need to move beyond the existing models of accessibility and, in particular, emphasize experiences of users with disabilities as the core goal of our designs. Using digital games as a case study, he will discuss how we need to evolve beyond guideline- based approaches, to other more rich design thinking approaches, using the Accessible Player Experiences Pattern Language as an example of how to change the way we think about accessible design.

Educators have the opportunity to have their participation in a gamescom congress workshop credited as a further education measure by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. To receive a certificate of participation, please send a screenshot of the online seminar, which you will take towards the end of the workshop, to the following e-mail address: h.wallbott@koelnmesse.de

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Christopher Power

Vice President, AbleGamers
Christopher Power is an Associate Professor at the University of Prince Edward Island and the Vice President of the AbleGamers Charity. He has worked for 15 years in accessibility and inclusion and is co-creator of the Accessible Player Experiences Design Pattern Language, which is... Read More →

Friday August 28, 2020 15:00 - 16:00 CEST