UW CREATE Presents: Accessible eSports Showcase 2023 with a colorful, digital background

CREATE is excited to present a community showcase event that brings together members of the CREATE community, local partner organizations, and industry affiliates around a shared enthusiasm for making the world of gaming and esports more accessible. 

This event will consist of multiple mini-tournaments for disabled and non-disabled gamers, partner booths/demo tables, and ample opportunity for networking & community engagement.

Friday, March 31 – 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Zillow Commons – 4th floor
Bill & Melinda Gates Center (CSE2)
On the University of Washington Seattle Campus at 3800 E Stevens Way NE Seattle, WA 98195

Who should attend?

Anyone is welcome to attend this event! In particular, we extend the invitation to anyone who has an interest in video game accessibility, who works in the games industry, or who is a member of the Seattle-area disability community.

More information about the event will be available here soon! In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our event co-organizer Jesse Martinez at jessejm@cs.washington.edu. We hope to see you there!


Mainstage gameplay

Attendees can go head-to-head in our accessible esports tournament that will include Forza Horizon 5 and Rocket League.

Spotlight tables

Engage with CREATE corporate and community partners around game accessibility. Participate in accessible gaming tech demos, and more. Our list of attending organizations is actively growing.

Currently, spotlight organizations include:

If you or your organization would be interested in reserving a free showcase table at the event, contact Jesse Martinez at jessejm@cs.washington.edu.

Non-competitive gameplay

In addition to the mainstage gameplay, there will be various accessible video games available to play, ranging from cooperative games to streamed large-audience party games. We’ll also have a VR station available! Games will include

  • Jackbox Party Pack Games
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Beat Saber

Socializing & networking

We will also have designated spaces for attendees to socialize with each other and make new connections in the accessible gaming space.

Accessibility & logistics


More information about parking will become available closer to the event.

The space

In addition to being held in a wheelchair-accessible space, we will have the following accommodations in place:

  • Live gameplay commentary on Mainstage gameplay
  • Captions and ASL interpretation for all Mainstage content
  • Quiet room with ample seating and a silent livestream of Mainstage gameplay
  • Complimentary food and beverages
  • Screen reader-accessible online event program/guide

Adaptive devices

For those interested in playing games, we will have the following devices:

  • Xbox Adaptive Controllers with customizable switches, joysticks, and foot pedals
  • Additional specialty gaming equipment provided by industry partners (TBD)

If you have any additional accommodation requests, please include them in your event registration, or reach out to Jesse Martinez at jessejm@cs.washington.edu.


Please reach out to Jesse Martinez (event co-organizer) at jessejm@cs.washington.edu with questions about this event.