Over the Barriers: Game Accessibility Exhibition

8.12.2023 - 31.3.2024

Over the Barriers: Game accessibility exhibition offers an opportunity to familiarise oneself with game accessibility, understand who benefits from accessibility, gain knowledge of gaming experiences of players with disabilities, and experiment with different game accessibility equipment.

 Exhibition texts


Game accessibility enables the multifaceted world of gaming and game culture for everyone. Games can contain accessibility settings, such as subtitles, color-blindness modes, and audio cues, that enable the enjoyment of games in various ways for players with disabilities. Some games and game controllers are designed for specific user groups. A prime example of these are audio games and adaptive controllers. This exhibition is targeted for anyone who is interested in accessibility, but especially for gamers with disabilities and game developers.

This exhibition makes accessibility more visible and raises awareness on game accessibility equipment. The exhibition showcases extensively technologies related to accessible gaming and offers visitors a unique possibility to try out some of these technologies. In addition to different technologies, the exhibition will share experiences from gamers with disabilities.

Accessibility is comprehensively taken into account in planning the exhibition. The full accessibility statement and further accessibility information will be published closer to the opening of the exhibition.
During the exhibition period we will offer weekly events related to game accessibility. These events have diverse content. There will be events particularly targeted for game developers and researchers, speeches about game accessibility and inclusivity as well as personal experiences. There will be weekly guided tours for visitors, and gamers with disabilities will also be available as peer guides during the events. Visitors will also have a chance to get a booklet which provides further information on game accessibility and different devices.


The exhibition is organized by TACCU Tampere Accessibility Unit (Tampere University) and SIA Lab (LUT University).
Welcome to explore the fascinating aspects of accessible gaming at Vapriikki Museum Centre!

Accessibility statement

The address of the Vapriikki Museum Centre is Alaverstaanraitti 5, 33100 Tampere.

The closest bus stops to Vapriikki are:

  • Vapriikki (250 m): bus lines 11, 30, 31
  • Palomies (Fire station) (300 m): bus lines 11, 12, 14, 15A, 15B, 29, 30, 31, 103

The ”Esteet Nurin” exhibition is located on the second floor of Vapriikki. When entering through the main doors, stairs with seven steps are directly in front of you. Next to the stairs, there is a wheelchair lift. If you need a lift to the second floor, it is to the left after the stairs. Select the second floor in the lift, and you will be in front of the ”Esteet Nurin” exhibition. If you do not use the lift, go straight after the stairs and turn right. Proceed straight and take the stairs on the right. After climbing the stairs, you will be in front of the ”Esteet Nurin” exhibition.

Accessible toilets can be found on the first floor in the main lobby and on the second floor in the back hallway of the Game Museum.

The dark floor of the ”Esteet Nurin” exhibition has a light guidance tape that directs visitors through the exhibition.

The floor of the ”Esteet Nurin” exhibition space is a historically protected floor that is partially uneven. The texture is similar to cobblestone, which may affect the movement of a wheelchair in the exhibition space. Visually impaired individuals should also be aware of the floor’s unevenness.

The texts in the ”Esteet Nurin” exhibition are written with a minimum font size of 30 to ensure readability for as many people as possible.

More information

Pauliina Baltzar (pauliina.baltzar@tuni.fi), 0504478234
Markku Turunen (markku.turunen@tuni.fi), 0405339689