Starting with auditory options, Game Maker’s Toolkit’s Mark Brown begins by discussing how developers can design experiences for players who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Sony has made the PS4 more accessible by improving the gameplay experience for blind or visually impaired gamers, via the Accessibility feature on the PS4 dashboard. This guide is for use with system software version 5.50 or later.
Carlos Junior does not watch or listen to soccer games the way most soccer fans do. Instead, the 31-year-old massage therapist who is deaf and blind experiences the game with the help of interpreters using touch communication and a model soccer field to recount the passes, goals and fouls of his favorite team.
Microsoft’s Adaptive Controller for the Xbox was designed with accessibility in mind. It brings the needs of people with disabilities to the forefront, ensuring that they can use their existing accessibility tools with a gamepad that was designed with them in mind.
Walthew House, a charity for people with vision and hearing difficulties , has launched the trail, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the country to utilize braille. Lasting around two hours, the aim is to solve clues on a circular route of approximately two miles, incorporating plaques, signs, statues, monuments, images, engravings or any other unique features found in the area.
Microsoft has announced that it will be hosting ‘Ability Week,’ a week full of workshops focused on accessibility in technology, from May 29 to June 2. Workshops range from ‘Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day: Minecraft Coding workshop’ to ‘Mobility Day, Build the Robotic Finger workshop.’ The programs will be held at Microsoft stores across Canada, U.S. and Puerto Rico. Users can check out if there are any events happening near them here.
Images for an unannounced Xbox controller have leaked online. The controller is designed for people with accessibility needs and was likely going to get a big reveal at next month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.
Soulbound is an audio game created by Cloverbit and designed primarily for a visually impaired and blind audience.
An independent game label called Surprise Attack, based out of Australia, has released a new trailer and details for Blind, releasing later this year for PlayStation VR and various other platforms.
FIFA 18 has been out since September 2017, but a few weeks back, as part of a patch, EA added an impressive suit of new accessibility options. These aren’t minor tweaks, either; these are deep dives into the way FIFA 18 controls, from in-game to menus, to give those with disabilities options.