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Posted by Ian Hamilton on Mon, 15 May 2017 09:46:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Production, Console/PC, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
Accessibility for blind gamers has been a difficult area for the games industry. An under-served audience who want content, developers who want to offer it, yet often an unnecessary technical barrier between. That is finally starting to change.



Ian Hamilton's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 02/19/2019 - 09:24]

The subtitle system he 's ...

The subtitle system he 's talking about has a sensible default size and allows players to adjust the size to suit their own needs/preferences

Comment In: [Blog - 01/23/2019 - 09:50]

I 'd say reasonably unlikely, ...

I 'd say reasonably unlikely, but it 's still possible. r n r nIf for example your route to get to the chat functionality takes you through menu screens that have moody storm background with lightning flashes that may fail the flash aspect of it. r n r nThe pattern ...

Comment In: [News - 06/11/2018 - 03:46]

re cyborg- it 's an ...

re cyborg- it 's an authentic WWII era pulley based upper arm prosthesis, there 's a demo of it in action at 11:45 here. The whole video is worth a watch, some really cool stuff in it. r n r nhttps://www.youtube.com/watch v 8urUSfs15e8 r n r nThere were actually gun ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/08/2018 - 09:18]

Are these the kind of ...

Are these the kind of specifics that you 're after www.gameaccessibilityguidelines.com

Comment In: [Blog - 12/14/2017 - 09:56]

Filters are usually not the ...

Filters are usually not the best approach for colourblindness, but the simulator that Zein mentioned is useful. r n r nThere are other things that can help. For example third party plugins for Unity to handle remapping, or the text to speech API as part of the Xbox SDK, or ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/29/2017 - 10:01]

On the topic of accessibility, ...

On the topic of accessibility, the spec of how the hand works fits a regular fully working adult hand, but there are people who don 't have that finger layout due to physical impairment, and even if your hand is structured like that you might still have certain fingers that ...