Felicia Prehn is an almost-completely blind game and animation producer based in Finland. She is an advocate for accessibility and inclusion of the disabled in the game development process, and is also a DJ and eurodance artist.
Accessibility and inclusion in games aren't trends, but rather a necessity in a world where hundreds of millions of people are disabled. But how can developers and companies find disabled gamers to help them in their work? Why is it important and what does any of this actually mean? Felicia Prehn will answer these important questions and more, as well as discuss her perspective as a blind woman working in the game industry.
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