All Articles about Accessibility

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Mattel Committing to Board Game Accessibility Going Forward

Mattel, the popular toy manufacturer, is investing further in board game accessibility. The company best known for Uno, Apples to Apples, and Blokus, has committed to making 80% of their games…

June 26, 2024 | 04:34 EDT

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Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 Accessibility Options Revealed Ahead of Launch

Ninja Theory has revealed what kind of accessibility options you can expect from Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 when the long-awaited action-adventure sequel launches tomorrow. The seven-year wait for …

May 20, 2024 | 11:36 EDT

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Sony Talks Access Controller In New Dev Diary, Logitech To Launch Addon

Sony has shared a brand new development diary discussing the creation of its new PlayStation Access controller. In the dev diary, which takes the form of a video (with an additional PlayStation Blog…

October 12, 2023 | 09:37 EDT

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New Starfield Mod Adds Dyslexia-Friendly Fonts to Improve Accessibility

For those who have issues with Starfield's readability, a new brand new mod has been released to improve accessibility by adding dyslexia-friendly fonts. The mod, titled simply "Accessibility Fonts…

September 9, 2023 | 06:23 EDT

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Sony Officially Reveals PlayStation Access Controller, Formerly Project Leonardo

Sony has unveiled the official name for the Project Leonardo accessibility controller. It's now called the Access, and as well as the name, Sony has also revealed new details about the controller,…

May 18, 2023 | 08:45 EDT

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Will Have 5 Difficulty Levels and More Accessibility Features

Today Respawn and EA revealed the accessibility features included in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. We start with five difficulty levels illustrated by the announcement, letting players pick the level of…

April 25, 2023 | 02:29 EDT

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Xbox And Special Olympics Bring Gaming For Inclusion Back This Year

Xbox and Special Olympics have announced that the Gaming for Inclusion event is making a return. This year's event will once again see Special Olympics athletes competing for the chance to game…

August 17, 2022 | 10:39 EDT

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Resident Evil Village Accessibility Update Fails To Consider Motion Sickness

Later this year, a Resident Evil Village accessibility update is coming, and it'll add all kinds of features from larger subtitles to a permanent targeting reticle on screen. However, there's one…

July 29, 2022 | 12:56 EDT

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Xbox Details Its Efforts for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and Microsoft and Xbox are highlighting their efforts to improve accessibility on their platforms. Making games more accessible can be a…

May 19, 2022 | 04:06 EDT

Kratos in a fight that's been enhanced with accessibility features in God of War Ragnarok

God Of War Ragnarok Accessibility Options Revealed

Sony has revealed some of the God of War accessibility options we can expect when the game lands sometime this year. Kratos' journey will have features like better subtitles, controller remapping,…

May 19, 2022 | 09:49 EDT

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Minecraft BuildAbility World Teaches Kids About Accessibility

The Minecraft BuildAbility world has been revealed as a new map for Minecraft: Education Edition that will teach children about accessibility and the problems faced in public spaces. While…

May 10, 2022 | 02:35 EDT

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The Quarry Multiplayer and Movie Mode Details Revealed by Supermassive Games

Supermassive Games has revealed how The Quarry multiplayer and The Quarry Movie Mode will work -- this upcoming horror game will offer up a lot of different ways to play, either solo or with friends…

April 28, 2022 | 04:52 EDT

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Doom Eternal Update Adds Accessibility Options in Update 6.66 Rev 2

New Doom Eternal accessibility options have been added in Doom Eternal Update 6.66 Rev 2, giving gamers more ways to enjoy slaying demons. Doom Eternal has proved to be a frighteningly…

April 26, 2022 | 02:46 EDT

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Quake Update 3 Adds Accessibility Features

Quake Update 3 has arrived, adding several new accessibility features to the classic first-person shooter alongside new Horde Mode maps, bug fixes, and more. Last year's reveal of Quake…

April 20, 2022 | 04:38 EDT

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Open Drive Is An Eye-Controlled Driving Game From Charity Special Effect

Gaming charity SpecialEffect is back with a brand new game, and this one has a focus on eye control. Open Drive is a sandbox driving game with eye gaze control optimization, and it's out right now…

April 8, 2022 | 09:37 EDT

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Forza Horizon 5 Sign Language Support Arrives Tomorrow

Forza Horizon 5 sign language support brings American Sign Language (ASL) and British Sign Language (BSL) to the popular racing game in an update launching tomorrow, Microsoft announced. …

February 28, 2022 | 02:46 EST

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Horizon Forbidden West Accessibility Options Detailed

Sony and Guerrilla Games have detailed some of the Horizon Forbidden West accessibility options you can expect when the game launches later this month. They include toggling tinnitus-triggering…

February 10, 2022 | 10:21 EST

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Disco Elysium Gets Bigger Font And QOL Changes

ZA/UM has released a new Disco Elysium update that adds some pretty important accessibility features. The update itself isn't a big one, but it does bring a larger font size and a more legible UI,…

October 15, 2021 | 08:47 EDT

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DAGERSystem to Launch Accessible Games Database

DAGERSystem, a company that specializes in video game accessibility, has announced the upcoming launch of an accessible games database. This database will allow players to search for games based on…

August 20, 2021 | 10:42 EDT

The Last of Us Part 2 has an accessibility feature that makes allies blue, enemies red, and the background grey

The Last of Us Part II and Video Game Accessibility

Amid the avalanche of articles about The Last of Us Part II, there's one you may have missed: the story of a completely blind player who managed to beat the entire game without sight, using audio…

July 20, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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RetroArch emulator adds text to speech for the visually impaired

As much as video games have progressed over time, the joy of timeless gaming classics remains - an imminent update for LibRetro’s RetroArch emulator will make these classics more accessible, allowing…

December 16, 2019 | 08:30 EST

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Gears 5 Accessibility Options Include Colorblind Modes, Target Lock

Gears 5 developer The Coalition has outlined accessibility options the upcoming third-person shooter will have. The stated aim is to provide "a usable experience for as many players as possible".…

September 5, 2019 | 10:23 EDT

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AbleGamers G.A.M.E. Day Comes to Brooklyn in May to Promote Accessibility

The AbleGamers Charity is an organization that's been around in the gaming world for a good few years now. It's well known for promoting accessibility in games, giving disabled gamers the opportunity…

May 9, 2019 | 12:20 EDT

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Microsoft Partners With VA to Give Xbox Adaptive Controllers to Veterans

Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have partnered up to give veterans greater access to the Xbox Adaptive Controller. According to Xbox Wire, they plan to initially give controller…

May 1, 2019 | 10:30 EDT

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Spyro: Reignited Trilogy Lacks Subtitles, Activision Will "Evaluate Going Forward"

Spyro: Reignited Trilogy launched last week, delighting new and old fans of the purple dragon. However, people were surprised and disappointed to discover that the game does not feature any options…

November 19, 2018 | 11:45 EST


Ablegamers Announces Player Panels Initiative

Ablegamers, a charity focused on empowering disabled gamers through various initiatives, has announced the Player Panels initiative to help increase the accessibility of video games by working…

June 28, 2017 | 10:40 EDT


AbleGamers Hosting "Ability" Charity Fundraising Event

AbleGamers is a rising video game themed charity benefiting gamers with disabilities, in particular those disabilities which may impair their ability to game. The charity seeks to make video games…

October 4, 2016 | 10:37 EDT


Deaf Destiny Player Highlights Subtitle Issue

A hearing-impaired Destiny player going by the handle tigersharkdude created a thread on the Destiny subreddit requesting that Bungie flesh out the subtitles for various bits of NPC dialogue in the…

September 17, 2016 | 09:19 EDT


This Is How I Blindly Play Video Games

I walk into my local GameStop store determined to get the game that I’ve been saving for. As soon as I enter the store I can tell some people are staring at me as I grab the new Max Payne title from…

December 4, 2015 | 09:00 EST

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GameCom 780 Gaming Headset Review

If there’s one thing that’s prevalent in a gamer’s arsenal, aside from a vast collection of limited edition copies of games and memorizations of uncanny screen names that would be hilarious outcomes…

November 11, 2015 | 01:00 EST

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How BloodRayne Betrayal Failed the Visually Impaired

  In the world of video games the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is constantly challenged by games made by developers with banners displaying unique ideas. These ideas are frequently…

November 6, 2015 | 01:00 EST

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JAWS 17 Releases With Focus on Web Enhancement and Braille

In the blind and visually impaired community the adaptive technology market is in heated competition. This is even more so with the rise of accessible mainstream technology slowly making it's way…

October 29, 2015 | 07:04 EDT

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Xbox One to Debut Global Button Mapping later this year

2015 is a huge year for disabled gamers. Accessibility features, once a dream when thinking about consoles, are now making prominent places in the market with accessibility solutions built into the…

October 5, 2015 | 12:09 EDT

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Xbox One Adds Accessibility with Screen Reader and more

Information has sprung up that reveals a vast array of new accessibility features for the Xbox One that will make the console more accessible to disabled gamers, including blind and visually impaired…

September 21, 2015 | 11:49 EDT

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JAWS screen reader becomes compatible with Windows 10

In the world of adaptive technology, it is always a question of compatibility when it comes to upgrading, especially when people who are blind have to contend with a brand new operating system that’s…

August 1, 2015 | 08:00 EDT

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Xbox Elite Controller has nifty accessibility enhancements

The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller will be released in October 2015, with an exact date unknown at the time of this writing but gamers can pre-order the controller now for $149.99. The…

June 17, 2015 | 03:20 EDT

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An Interview With Azura Sun About Accessible Video Game Design

Sol is an open source video game for Windows and Linux developed by Azura Sun. According to the website, it will be released without DRM, allowing for custom modding and expansions. Sol places a huge…

June 3, 2015 | 01:00 EDT

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Windows 10 releases July 29 with accessibility enhancements and more

Microsoft has announced the release date of Windows 10 with a host of new features and programs to replace some old ones. In an official statement emailed this morning, Thomas Hunter, a PR account…

June 1, 2015 | 04:15 EDT


Braigo - Low Cost Braille Printer Coming in November

In 2014 Shubham Banerjee, a teen engineer, developed an open source, low cost, Braille printer for the blind and the visually impaired out of a Lego Mindstorm kit and a few items from Home Depot.…

May 19, 2015 | 03:07 EDT

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An interview on Accessibility with 64 Oz. Games

64 Oz. Games is a company run by Richard and Emily Gibbs that focuses on making blind and vision impaired accessibility kits for board and card games. While their original products were the result of…

March 27, 2015 | 01:00 EDT