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 Dragon Age  Wins AbleGamers' Accessibility Award
Dragon Age Wins AbleGamers' Accessibility Award
January 4, 2010 | By Chris Remo

January 4, 2010 | By Chris Remo
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AbleGamers, a consumer site dedicated to the disabled gamer community, has awarded the PC version of BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins its top honor, the 2009 Mainstream Accessibility Award, on the strength of the game's many options and accessibility considerations.

The game achieved a nearly-perfect accessibility rating of 9.8 on the site, which pointed out its wealth of options covering uncommon toggles like subtitles of ambient noises, the ability to play nearly the entire game with the mouse using only one hand, and the presence of completely remappable controls.

"One video game stood out from the rest with accessibility options far beyond what most companies are willing to include. ...Dragon Age: Origins offers some of the most astounding accessibility options seen in any game this year," AbleGamers said in a statement accompanying the award announcement, citing the game's "relatively small font size" as its only accessibility weakness.

"The Dragon Age team is honored to win this award," said BioWare executive producer Mark Darrah in response. "We try to appeal to as broad of an audience as we can, and accessibility is certainly part of this effort. It makes me proud to have the game this well received by this community."


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Mark Barlet
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Thank you Chris for reporting on our story over at AbleGamers. Wanted to provide a link so that folks could read the details.



http://bit.ly/8fjRBi



Mark Barlet, AbleGamers.com


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