One Week and Counting

The Game Accessibility Conference (GAConf) is just over one week away. I’ll be heading out a week from tomorrow to present at this year’s GAConf as part of a panel on game accessibility for blind and low vision users. I’m really looking forward to the presentation, but I’m more excited about meeting everyone else at the conference. I’ll get to catch up with a few friends I’ve gotten to know over the past several years, and also meet some of them in person for the first time. I’m most excited though to network with developers. It will be great to get my name out there more, as an accessibility advocate. I’ll be happy to answer any questions developers have, and to connect and consult with them in the future. I’m really hoping to meet someone from Oculus, as I’d love to talk overall VR interface accessibility, especially for their upcoming stand-alone headsets.

There’s a great line-up of sessions this year, and I’m looking forward to seeing all of them live. The Microsoft reception Monday evening is where everyone will really get to socialize though. I even have 500 IllegallySighted business cards ready for the occasion. I’ll definitely be posting an update video on the event when I get back from GAConf, probably that Wednesday’s video. Who knows what other cool news I may be able to report. I don’t know if I’ll get any live video of the event, but I may try for a couple of short interviews, and maybe a hands-on look at the Microsoft Adaptive Controller.

Stay tuned. It’s going to be a fun few days. If only I were also attending CSUN and GDC too…