Posts Tagged ‘Accessible gaming’
Now that many computer games cannot be played unless you have access to an online gaming platform, I thought I’d continue on from my blog about Steam, which was somewhat compatible with JAWS, and write about the accessibility of Origin and Uplay.
I’ve heard of Twitch before, but never actually knew that disabled gamers could use it and that it was disability accessible. I’ve seen in the news that Amazon is buying it and thought I’d get the scoop on it myself.
This week, I decided to test out one of the leading games platforms available for the computer, for its accessibility, particularly for users with limited vision. A games platform is a gaming centre with a library of games available to buy and download – a bit like iTunes – as well as a community with forums where people can share tips and ideas on different games. Many games now require either Steam, Origin or Uplay so I best find out if I can use them with my screen-reading software.
I want to find out how games consoles have changed since I used to play them years ago. I’m going to be looking particularly at the new ways that can be used to play games using movement. I promised that there would be a blog on the accessibility of games consoles and here it is!