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October 21, 2019

Dr Amy Kavanagh

Dr Amy Kavanagh

Accessibility Advocate

16:40  -  17:10

Amy Kavanagh is a visually impaired video gamer, activist and campaigner. Amy recently rediscovered her love of gaming after the re-boot of the Tomb Raider franchise. Since then she has been seeking out low vision friendly games to enjoy. For Amy, and many other disabled gamers, gaming offers a world full of experiences that are so often inaccessible in real life as well as providing an essential sense of identity and community.
Through a discussion which will cover a variety of consoles and genres, Amy will explore what makes games accessible to her and the easy adaptations game designers can make to widen their audience.