Accessibility Jam

If It Were Any Other Media, It Would Be Illegal: Founders of Accessibility Jam on Disabilities in Gaming

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Get Connected Gamer Profile 2Last week, I told you about Accessibility Jam, a three-week game jam focused on spreading the word about how easy it is to make games playable for gamers with special needs. Simple additions like subtitles or difficulty options  can widen a game’s audience and make a big difference in the lives of gamers everywhere.

I was lucky enough to get the chance to interview two of the founders of Accessibility Jam, Ian Hamilton and Jonard La Rosa. Ian works as an accessibility specialist and UX designer, and Jonard is an artist and game creator. Read below to learn more about how their careers have progressed, why their work is important, and what advice they have for parents. Read More

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We Grew Up Gaming: An Interview With My Little Brother

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Get Connected Gamer Profile 2The other day I sat down with my little brother to reminisce about the two of us gaming together as kids with our sister Annie. We grew up in a gaming household, and whenever we get together video games always come up in conversation: “What’ve you been playing lately? Did you get the new DLC yet? Remember when we used to play…?” We don’t game much together anymore, since we’re all busy in our adult lives, but I’m sure we’ll get back to it eventually. It’s too hard to stay away. Read More