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#A11YJAM - The Accessibility Game Jam, May 9th - May 15th (Forums : Contests & Jams : #A11YJAM - The Accessibility Game Jam, May 9th - May 15th) Post Reply
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Hi everyone. I'm posting here to invite everyone to participate in the upcoming #A11YJAM game jam.

The #A11YJAM game jam is designed to raise awareness of the accessibility barriers encountered by people with disabilities when playing games and encourage developers to design their games with these potential barriers in mind. The #A11Y hashtag is commonly used on places like Twitter as shorthand for accessibility, hence the name of the jam.

It runs for 7 days from May 9th to May 15th, ending in time for Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

Participating developers are asked to adapt and improve a game they have made for a previous game jam to overcome an accessibility barrier and make it playable to people who would otherwise have been excluded. If you’re not sure how your game can be improved the #A11YJAM website has a list of suggestions on possible accessibility features to add.

You can find out more about the game jam at the following places:
The #A11YJAM page on GameJolt - Jams.gamejolt.io
The #A11YJAM Discord server - Discord.gg
The #A11YJAM Twitter - Twitter.com
Global Accessibility Awareness Day - Globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org

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