Michael Brooks

Michael Brooks

Assistant Director of Educational Technology
The Pennsylvania State University World Campus

Serious Game Accessibility: Design Considerations

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Michael Brooks is a leader in Educational Technology and Digital Accessibility with 15 years experience leading teams through complex projects, implementing solutions, advocating for accessible use of technology by all, and working with clients to strike a balance between usability and innovation. He brings a user-centric approach to solving complex digital problems focused on achieving organizational goals and end-user functionality. Mike is the Assistant Director of Educational Technology at the Pennsylvania State University’s World Campus. Among his responsibilities is evaluating candidate educational technology for accessibility readiness, affording him understanding of organizational requirements.

Mike works with agencies on the accessibility of information and communications technologies, reviewing and developing Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs), and consulting on the practical application of policy and standards to complex solutions. He applies user experience driven information gathering, develops a purposeful understanding of challenges, and guides unique solution design.

Mike holds a B. S. in Design and Development of Information, Science, and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University, and is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. Mike consults on select accessible design projects through UsableWeb Consulting LLC, in this capacity he became a trusted advisor to BreakAway Games.