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How MediaTech promotes the participation of people with disabilities

Gaming can promote the social, equal participation of people with various disabilities and help overcome the obstacles to making contact. But how? This was the subject of the “INCLUSIVE GAMING” Innovation Day on 18 November, 2019 ahead of the MediaTech Hub Conference in Potsdam. Together with the Digital Health Hub in Nuremberg-Erlangen, BIRNE7 e.V. and in cooperation with the Medical Valley EMN and the HPI School of Design Thinking (Potsdam), Design Thinking was used to develop ideas and concepts of how people with a wide variety of disabilities can get better access to gaming. Not an insignificant task, given that gaming is now considered a cultural asset. 15% of the world’s population experience some form of disability. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) advocates the full integration of these people into society – a social challenge.