David Hofer, Austria



David Hofer is the son of deaf parents who grew up with a good understanding of the value of assistive technology. Today he is the general manager of LIFEtool, an Austrian NPO devoted to research, development, and counseling services mainly in the field of computer-aided communication and a proud co-founder of the ATAAC Conference in Zagreb. At LIFEtool, David is responsible for user-centered design and development of educational software, apps, and assistive technology, like the IntegraMouse Plus. Currently, he is very much interested in virtual reality and accessible gaming for people with disabilities.


Oct 17th 2019.
  11:30 - 11:45 a.m.    

Accessible Gaming for People with Disabilities

About session

In this lecture, you will learn:

  • 5 ways of using X-Box, PlayStation and Computer Games by People with Disabilities and which one works best, when it comes to beating Gamers without Disability ;-),
  • why Deejay Ridinaro loves his mouth operated IntegraMouse for sampling Music and Computer Games,
  • how to adapt Gaming Consoles and Computers in order to meet the needs of disabled Gamers,
  • why Gaming effects young people with disabilities in a way you could never imagine.