Conventions and Canes

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.

You can read that article on Hans’ website here.

If you’re new to the Accessible Games blog, you may also want to check out these past articles I wrote about similar topics:


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.

About Jacob Wood

Jacob founded Accessible Games because he wants to spread the joy of gaming to everyone, including people with disabilities. He is visually impaired and knows what it's like to need to adapt, and he brings two decades of gaming experience to the table.
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