Mental Maps and the Mind’s Eye – Gaming with Aphantasia

April 5, 2021

Laura Kate Dale

Laura Kate Dale

Author, and Freelance Game Critic

14:40  -  14:55

Laura Kate Dale is an autistic gamer with aphantasia, a condition where a person lacks a visual memory. In this talk, Laura will cover a number of areas of game design that can cause problems for gamers with aphantasia, various solutions that can help make games more accessible, as well as games that are doing things well or poorly in this regard. Additionally, Laura will discuss the ways in which accessibility support for gamers with aphantatia largely serve to benefit a wide range of gamers outside of the group with that specific condition.