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    The Premier AT Conference

Gaming With Your Eyes: Strategies for Accessible Gaming

Description
This session will cover various games that have been or can be adapted to be suitable for eye gaze access. It will begin with a discussion of different access methods that may be used by individuals when gaming. This will be followed by a detailed discussion of what makes eye tracking particularly challenging in the realm of gaming, and a basic description of adaptations that can be made, such as having pause keys and reducing visual stimuli as possible. This will follow with an overview of several different games on different platforms. Some games included will be games available from the Microsoft store, games on the Facebook platform, games with their own software, and games available through Mind Express 5 on the Eyegaze Edge. The session will then cover adaptations that can be made to access settings in order to make certain types of games more accessible. I will ask the audience if there are any specific games they would like to be eye gaze accessible and we will brainstorm possible ways to adapt the interface to be eye tracking accessible. The hope for this session is to share with participants that there are many ways for individuals using eye tracking as an access method to find the same entertainment and enjoyment from online games as those who use a standard keyboard and mouse.  
Audience
  • Disability Specific
  • K-12 Education
  • Healthcare & Rehabilitation
  • Entertainment & Recreation
Audience Level
Intermediate  
Session Summary (Abstract)
We will discuss different computer games available for eye gaze users. You will leave this session with a list of games for an eye gaze user to try and an understanding of why certain games are easier to play. Come with your biggest ideas and we’ll brainstorm an accessible solution!  
Session Type
General Track  
Topics
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC)
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Gaming & Interactive Entertainment
  • Independent Living
  • Leisure & Travel

Presenter

  • Katerina Fassov
    Eyegaze Inc

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