Accessible Horror: Everyone is Entitled to One Good Scare

October 11, 2021

ameliane chiasson

Améliane Chiasson

Accessibility Lead

Morgan Baker

Morgan Baker

Accessibility Specialist

Tara Voelker

Tara Voelker

Accessibility Program Manager

15:50  -  16:25

Due to their interactive nature, video games are an amazing way to give someone a good scare. However, video game horror tropes are frequently inaccessible, leaving people more disappointed than frightened. Dim the lights and put on your blanket, because in this talk, horror fans and accessibility advocates will revisit the rich history of horror media, break down how games try to scare people, how some people are being left out on the fun, and how to instil a sense of dread with alternative accessible and spooky gaming methods.