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Blizzard updates Battle.net with focus on accessibility

Blizzard updates Battle.net with focus on accessibility

Blizzard's Battle.net has been given a fresh lick of paint.

In a blog post, the Overwatch giant said that its client has been given an overhaul, with the aim of making it easier to navigate and find what users want on the software. Players can now rearrange game for "ease of access," for example.

Users can also see news and gams content in fullscreen mode – again, making it easier to read updates – as well as a "revamped" social section which makes it easier to see what friends are up to.

Unsurprisingly given the above, Blizzard says that it has updated a load of accessibility improvements, including being able to navigate Battle.net with just the keyboard, improved colour contrast implementation and further support for screen readers.

Finally, downloads and messages have been consolidated into one hub.

"This is just the beginning of new features coming to Battle.net; we’ll keep iterating, improving, and adding to the app over time," the team wrote.

"We’d love to hear your feedback once you’ve spent some time with the new app, and you can share your thoughts on the forums."


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