Summer convention season is once again upon us, and that means it’s time for a friendly reminder about being aware of yourself and your surroundings while you’re interacting with others in large crowds.
Recently I had the honor of writing a guest post for hans Cummings’ “GenCon Tips and Advice Series” on his blog. The article, entitled Conventions and Canes, talks a bit about my excitement and apprehension about attending GenCon for the first time and being there without a sighted guide. It also goes on to provide some tips and advice for con-goers about how to maintain awareness and be supportive of fellow attendees who may have need for some accommodations.
If you’re new to the Accessible Games blog, you may also want to check out these past articles I wrote about similar topics:
- Dungeons and Dragons and Disabilities (January 2011)
- Gaming with People Who Have Disabilities (June 2013)
While you’re at it, you may also want to review this video from Virtuacon ’13 about Accessibility in Gaming:
Are you headed to a convention this year (GenCon or otherwise)? I’d love to hear about your experiences.