Welcome to the IGDA Game Accessibility SIG!
Who are we:
- Founded in 2003, we are a special interest group of volunteers within the International Game Developer’s Association with a passion for game accessibility. We mean to make video games playable for everyone and take special considerations for gamers with disabilities of any sort.
- The GA-SIG is community neutral. This means we are a group of volunteers representing a variety of organisations, to share and communicate issues related to game accessibility. We are not trying to compete with other sites or organisations.
“This SIG is amazing, I am meeting my game accessibility heroes everywhere! :) Every day I see the names of the people who have inspired and helped me since I have started.
The game accessibility material referred is fantastic.” (Franco Garcia)
Our Mission Statement:
- “Computer and console games are an important cultural and quality of life issue. By collaborating with the rest of the game development community the Game Accessibility SIG intends to develop methods of making all game genres universally accessible to all, regardless of disability. In order to do this we will promote education of game developers in accessibility design, tax incentives for accessible game developers, corporate sponsorship and accessibility ratings.”
What do we do:
- Work together as a community to make great games accessible.
- Develop accessibility methods and share this knowledge within the community.
- Define the needs raised by different disabilities and game genres.
- Push the current game technology to its limits from an accessibility perspective.
- Learn from accessibility design in other areas.
- Develop a “road map” to what accessibility designs are possible today and in the future.
- Collaborate with professionals and students alike on what they can do to make a difference.
- Develop the above goals further together.
What can we do for you:
- We’re your resource. Please become an IGDA member, look at our information on accessibility (see menus above) and join the email list.
- See where we’re going to be.
- Join us via the email list or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.
- You tell us. What can we do to help you?