On the 15th of December, the Dutch Games Association is hosting a holidays meetup, powered by CLICKNL! Sign-up and join us for some networking and learn more about Accessibility and Inclusivity in gaming.

Nowadays, young people get a lot of their social interactions through video games: chatting via Roblox or voice-calling during a game of Fortnite is the way in which young people now connect with each other. However, this is not always accessible to everyone. People with disabilities who have difficulty using the controls in these games are inadvertently excluded and isolated.

This meetup is an opportunity to create more awareness around this issue and to encourage Dutch game makers to help us in making inclusive game design more common in the industry.

The talk of the evening will be hosted by Paul van der Made. He was only 30 when he suffered a severe brain hemorrhage. Thanks to his rehabilitation he is able to participate in numerous things again. However, his hobby of playing video games remains a challenge. In 2016 he founded the HiPerks Foundation with which he wants to stimulate game development for people with disabilities.

The meetup will be held at Hout & Hop in Utrecht (Europalaan 100, 3526 KS Utrecht).

The program:

16:00: Start
17:00-18:00: Presentation by Paul van der Made and Q&A
18:00-20:00: Holidays drinks and networking

Registration is required. Get your (free) ticket here.

We hope to see you there for an informative and inspiring evening!

Note: everyone from the Dutch game industry can register. You don’t have to be a DGA member.

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