In conjunction with ICEC 2016


September, 27th 2016, Vienna, Austria




Game accessibility has been researched since the beginning of the game industry for inclusion of people with special needs. However, mainstream games have generally been inaccessible for many people with disabilities. Since October 2015 the Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) in the USA requires game consoles and distribution platforms to be accessible, while game software is excluded until January 2017. Although the CVAA is a legislation in the USA for companies with more than 30 employees, it has already had international impact as USA is one of the largest game markets. This strong change in the digital entertainment landscape has to be taken into account by researchers in order to aid the game industry to meet this new requirement. 

We encourage submission of papers on all topics related to original research in game accessibility, including but not limited to:

            - Dedicated hardware

            - Interface design

            - Interaction design

            - Game design

            - Universal access

            - Design methods

            - Simulations of disability

            - Multiplayer

            - Education

            - Theory and concepts

            - Statistics

            - Multiple impairments

            - Philosophy

            - Return on investment

            - Tools 

            - Game engine integration


Please prepare paper submission in the Springer LNCS format (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0) and submit it at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ifipwag16


Important dates:

Submission deadline: July, 25th

Notification to authors: August, 25th

Camera ready: September, 1st


All submitted papers will undergo a thorough peer-review process by the workshop program committee. Accepted papers will be presented during the workshop. At least one author of accepted submissions has to register and to participate to the workshop. All workshop participants will get – and are required to read – abstracts of the other participants’ papers two weeks before the conference. This will enable a more informed dialogue in the afternoon session of the workshop.