ACCESSIBILITY

Scarce, Costly Adaptive Gaming Peripherals Force Disabled Players to Find Creative Solutions

Despite becoming disabled in 2010, Markus Kämäräinen still manages to enjoy playing video games, albeit with some extra assistance. Roughly nine years ago, Kämäräinen began adding adaptive gaming equipment to his setups, as traditional input methods failed to accommodate his specific needs. For Kämäräinen and many other disabled individuals, adaptive…

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Accessibility Options for Games Are Getting More Specific and Visible

Accessibility reviews and previews are incredibly beneficial, yet not every game has the potential to be examined. Information about accessible video games is slim, and as a disabled gamer, it can be exhausting and demoralizing to once again boot up a game, only to find out I can’t play it.…

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As My Disability Progressed, I’m Grateful That Games Did, Too

I’ve never known life without Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II. This neuromuscular disorder progressively weakens muscles over time, stripping me of what little independence I had. Normal day-to-day activities like feeding myself, writing my name, or even using my phone have been lost to me over the years. Since receiving…

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Disabled Players Push for More Inclusion in the Fighting Game Community

Brian Peddie has long been a fan of fighting games, but the rapid button presses common with the genre can be difficult for him to perform. With his disability, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, he experiences intense strain on his fingers and knuckles when trying to pull off specific movements and combos. These…

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Game Maker’s Toolkit Releases Annual Analysis on Accessibility in Games

On Dec. 11, Game Maker’s Toolkit released an 18-minute video on the accessibility of games released this year. Mark Brown prefaces that he played more than 50 of the biggest games released in 2020 to examine a wide range of accessibility options, from controls to subtitles and difficulty. To try…

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Experimental Crucible Mode, Subtitle Options Coming to Destiny 2

Next Tuesday’s update to Destiny 2: Shadowkeep will introduce a new experimental Crucible mode, along with some desperately needed improvements to the game’s subtitle system, according to the latest This Week at Bungie. Momentum Control, the new Crucible mode, is the first Destiny 2 PvP format brave enough to ask…

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