We asked our Accessibility and Usability Consultants to share their thoughts about accessibility in gaming.Like most digital sectors the championing of inclusive design in video games has been ongoing and becoming more prominent in recent years. Companies such as EA (Electronic Arts) have for some time considered accessibility and have posted help articles for their titles, but it wasn't until earlier this year that the EA accessibility portal was launched.
Expert Resources: accessibility
These are the items that relate to accessibility found on the AbilityNet website. They may be factsheets, webinars, news stories, blog posts or reports.
Blog Post | Jun 2018
News | Jun 2018
We've focussed our comms this month on accessibility in gaming. You're likely aware of the increase in popularity of video games in the last few years, particularly with the availability of games on mobile devices. However you might not know that an estimated 52% of the online population play games and recent predictions suggest that by 2021 the UK gaming market will be worth £5.2bn - making it one of Europe’s largest markets and the fifth largest in the world.
Blog Post | Apr 2018
Accessible gaming for disabled children, e-reader for blind people, AbilityNet is looking for technology that’s inclusive by design
Webinar | Apr 2018
This webinar focussed on autism and accessibility - looking at the design challenges, but also the solutions for people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
News | Apr 2018
Accessibility never sits still and in April we'll be focussing on autism and accessibility - looking at the design challenges but also the solutions for people with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Make sure you register to secure your place, even if unable to attend, as you'll receive details about when recordings will be made available to watch.
Webinar | Mar 2018
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) continue to provide the benchmark for improving the accessibility of web content for people with health conditions and impairments. Version 2.1 was released in late January 2018 and our free webinar took a look at what's new in the guidelines.
News | Mar 2018
Accessibility never sits still and in the coming months we will be hosting two free webinars to share the latest news from the sector. Our first webinar in March will focus on 'What's new in WCAG 2.1' and will look at the new success criteria from the recent WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.1 release.
Blog Post | Jan 2018
How we view the events in our lives can make a huge difference to its quality and opportunities, says Robin Christopherson, but without accessible design no amount of positivity can improve your luck.
Blog Post | Jan 2018
From virtual reality, to Seeing AI updates and a BBC producers struggles and ultimate success as someone with dyslexia, our blogs got more views in 2017 than ever before.
Blog Post | Nov 2017
Paul Smyth of Barclays says that 90% of the bank's customers interact with the bank through a screen, so unless those services are accessible the business risks losing 20% of its customers.