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Accessible.games is a new community-driven resource site from AbleGamers

Accessible.games is a new community-driven resource site from AbleGamers

AbleGamers has launched a new accessibility resource site to help make games more accessible.

Accessible.games is a community-driven site aimed at helping developers create more accessible games, gain input from players with disabilities, and let those players contribute to making future games fit them better.

The site centres around the Accessible Player Experience (APX) portal, providing a knowledge base of tips and techniques for making games more accessible while retaining the intended experience.

Developers can submit a project to the website for review and input on improving accessibility concerns through AbleGamers’ Player Panels program.

“With increased awareness of players with disabilities as a key audience in the gaming community, game professionals are increasingly asking us for new ideas and resources on how to keep their games free of accessibility barriers that will keep players from experiencing their games,” said Ablegamers.

“Our aim is to connect players with disabilities to the games industry, inspire game professionals in accessible game design, drive ideation and creation of new accessible solutions, and test games for accessibility so that everyone can game.”

AbleGamers isn't the only voice helping less abled players get in the game. Last year, Microsoft released the Xbox Adaptive Controller, which was designed to be flexible for different peoples' needs. UK games charity Special Effect was involved in its development

We caught up with the Big M at Develop:Brighton last year to discuss the software giant's interest in helping make games more accessible

 


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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