With their emphasis on 3D graphics and complex interfaces, gaming technologies would appear to have no interest among people with disabilities. On the contrary, barrier-free virtual worlds allow users of all abilities the opportunity for education, information, commerce and fellowship.
KEL SMITH-ANIKTO LLC
Kel Smith is a nationally recognized authority on Web accessibility, with a list of publication that have been cited by the Pentagon Library, Kent State's Knowledge Management Program, and the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. In February 2008 he founded Anikto (ah-NEEK-toh) as a consultancy to explore and support the creation of barrier-free digital experiences spanning multiple disciplines, markets and contexts. He presented on the topic of virtual world applications at the CSUN 2009 Technology Conference for Persons with Disabilities an a the TechShare 2009 conference in London, UK. Kel Currently serves as Vice Char of the Philadelphia chapter of ACM/SIG-CHI for computer-human interaction.