Speaker: Katie Stone Perez

Gaming and Disability Boot Camp: A Discussion with Warfighter Engaged

Warfighter Engaged is a charity the, originally specializing with veterans, helps people with disabilities get back into gaming via custom control set ups. In this panel, comprised of two wounded veteran gamers, an engineer, an occupational therapist and the founder of the charity, they discuss everything from how gaming has been a part of their […]

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Gaming and Disability Boot Camp: Myths and Reasons

Despite what you might think, accessibility is not difficult or expensive and makes a better product for everyone. In this presentation, Ian Hamilton, video game accessibility specialist, provides information on why accessibility is important and immensely impactful for users who require it, how it expands your audience, what you should do to make accessible games, […]

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Gaming and Disability Boot Camp: Friction that Fits

There is no such thing as an "average user." As Bryce Johnson highlights with real world examples, trying to design for the average user can result in unusable products or poor experiences when the someone’s actual abilities interact with your product. This very problem highlights the importance of Inclusive Design. In this talk, you’ll learn […]

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Gaming and Disability Boot Camp: Sightless Kombat

Accessibility Advocate, Youtuber and Blind Gamer Sightless Combat chats with Brannon Zahand about a wide range of topics on the challenges of bling gaming, including; his experiences trying to evangelize at E3, how he got into gaming, the fact that same games are still in mono, how he games, playing Killer Instinct, and what types […]

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Gaming and Disability Boot Camp: Hey Listen, a Guide to Deaf Gaming

Michael Anthony has been a gamer since he could play Mario on his grandma’s NES and in this talk, he gives a comprehensive run down on deaf gaming and how to make more enjoyable experiences for deaf gamers. His talk covers it means to be deaf and his day to day experiences with gaming and […]

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Episode 31: Exploring Jobs In Game Development

Ever wonder what it takes to make a video game? Video games can be made by several hundred people or a single person in a garage and there is a wide variety of skills and talents that come into play.  Dive into this talk with Katie Stone Perez to find out a bit more about […]

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Girls Make Games Xbox Summer Camp 2017

Go behind the scenes of the Girl’s Make Games summer camp program hosted at Xbox in July 2017.   To find out more about Girl’s Make Games please visit their website at:girlsmakegames.com/ You can also find more information about Xbox and Gaming For Everyone at news.microsoft.com/gamingforeveryone/   At Microsoft, our mission is to enable people and […]

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Episode 30: Game Accessibility Conference with Ian Hamilton

Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Join us as we chat with Ian Hamilton  about the importance of accessibility and the success of the inaugural Game Accessibility Conference. Ian is a UX design and accessibility consultant. We’ll chat about the success of the conference as well as quick ways for you to get started on making […]

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Episode 29: ID@Xbox Gaming for Everyone Awards

Join us at GDC 2017 as we honor three amazing developers with ID@Xbox Gaming For Everyone Awards. We talk with the award winners about their games, chat with Katy Jo Wright the director of Gaming for Everyone at Xbox, and Mark DeLoura the winner of the 2017 Game Developer Ambassador Award.  We’ll dive into accessibility […]

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Episode 27: Maximize Your Game’s Launch on Xbox One

This talk with ID@Xbox’s Chris Charla focuses on specific things you can do as an independent developer to have the best launch possible on Xbox One. Including the Five factors that can dramatically affect your launch success on Xbox. Want to find out what one small mistake can cost your 25% of your launch sales? […]

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Episode 28: Welcome to ID@Xbox

ID@Xbox director Chris Charla gives you a quick overview of the program that enables you to self-publish your games on Xbox One and Windows 10 using Xbox Live. What is the program? How does it work? And how can you get started? Find out here.

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Interview with Katie Stone Perez

Interview with Katie Stone Perez

Golnaz and Kaitlin had the chance to sit down with ID@Xbox’s Senior Program Manager, Katie Stone Perez (and host of Channel 9’s Level Up show)! Katie has worked in gaming for fifteen years. In this episode she talks about her passion for games at an early age, pursuing studies in child psychology, and how that […]

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