Kaitlyn Jones

OTR/L

Kaitlyn is an occupational therapist currently working as a program manager on Xbox's Gaming Accessibility Team and currently volunteers as a the Director of Clinical Outreach for Warfighter Engaged, a 501c3 non-profit organization that creates adaptive gaming controllers for disabled veterans. In her role working with Xbox, Kaitlyn is able to leverage her clinical background and experiences with the gaming and disability community to inform inclusive design efforts of future game titles and gaming hardware products.

Feb 20 - 10:00 AM PST Tech Curious

Skill-Building Workshops

Occupational Therapy and Game Accessibility: OTs Role in Commercial Game Development and Use in Client Interventions

Occupational Therapists can play a key role in the development of accessible commercial video games! With 214.4 million gamers and counting in the U.S. as of 2020, it is no surprise that many of our current and future clients are seeking to return to playing Halo, Fortnite, and more post-injury. This workshop will explore the basics of leveraging video games in practice to produce effective client outcomes. It will also discuss the role that occupational therapists can play in ensuring that future commercial games are accessible through partnerships with major technology companies like Microsoft and Xbox Game Studios.

6:45 PM PST

Friday February 19

Occupational Therapy's Role in Technology and Industry: Bridging the Gap

10:00 AM PST

Saturday February 20

Occupational Therapy and Game Accessibility: OTs Role in Commercial Game Development and Use in Client Interventions

Occupational Therapists can play a key role in the development of accessible commercial video games! With 214.4 million gamers and counting in the U.S. as of 2020, it is no surprise that many of our current and future clients are seeking to return to playing Halo, Fortnite, and more post-injury. This workshop will explore the basics of leveraging video games in practice to produce effective client outcomes. It will also discuss the role that occupational therapists can play in ensuring that future commercial games are accessible through partnerships with major technology companies like Microsoft and Xbox Game Studios.