Courtney CravenFormer Director of Operations and Workshop FacilitatorThey/Them
In 2014, Courtney co-founded a deaf accessibility video game review site and in 2018, four years of hard work became Can I Play That?
Courtney is the owner and Director Of Operations and Business Development for Can I Play That?, a captioner, and an accessibility consultant in the video games industry.
Four years of rating and reviewing video games and being part of the #a11y community has allowed accessibility and how essential it is that we do our best to ensure all people have equal access on the web, in games, and out in the world, to become the center of Courtney's life, both personally and professionally.
Courtney is also a fiction writer, has a BA in sociology, an MA in English, and an MFA in fiction writing. They use none of these degrees in their captioning work for Epic Games but hey, at least they learned cool stuff, right? Courtney talks about video games, their dogs Tali and Tater, and accessibility/inclusion a lot on Twitter.
Instead of starting this review in the usual way, telling you a bit about the premise of Rainbow Six Extraction, I’m going to share how I originally opened this review when I began writing it a few days ago: Rainbow Six Extraction is the first Ubisoft game since Assassin’s Creed Syndicate to launch without customizable […]
As we enter year three of the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor, at-home exercise remains in the spotlight. Gym goers can’t safely workout at their gyms and in some parts of the world, it’s the middle of winter and too cold to venture outdoors to get our hearts pumping. I bought the Bowflex VeloCore 16 in December […]
As the industry leans into diversity and inclusion, are disabled people part of that? Quite often, getting into the gaming industry relies on who you know, how well connected you are to those making decisions about who gets hired, whose content is important, and who is most visible in gaming. It probably won’t come as […]
I, Courtney “Bad At Puzzles” Craven, would like to share with you, dear reader, what an absolute delight Chicory: A Colorful Tale is. More than a delight. It’s a masterpiece in accessibility. Developed by a small team led by Greg Lobanov (Wandersong) and published by Finji, Chicory casts players as a magical paintbrush wielding dog […]
When Cyberpunk 2077 released in December 2020 with an array of game-breaking bugs and glitches rendering it unplayable for many, the general community of gamers experienced what disabled gamers do with countless games, both AAA and indie. We spend $60—$70 now if we’re playing on a PS5—without ever knowing if the game will be playable […]