While she passed away unexpectedly in March 2019, Can I Play That? would not exist without Susan’s passion for community building and dedication to ensuring games are inclusive and accessible. In 2014, after the massive disappointment of playing Destiny and being forced to call it quits 20 minutes into the game due to poor deaf/HoH accessibility, Susan started tweeting about game accessibility. When the tweets found an audience among people in similar situations, our site,, was born and from there, things only got better. She was known throughout the industry and her death rattled the community but also instilled in us the drive to continue her work and hope that we can do so with the same passion. Can I Play That? is the home of all things game accessibility and has set the standard for game accessibility writing and reviews because she did what she loved so well.

  • Deaf Game Review – Forza Horizon 4

    Oh Forza… You were making such progress! And you had a whole year to fix the accessibility issues from Horizon 3. But… but you made them worse. And we just… how? The subtitles in 3 were a vast improvement on those in 2, in that they existed in 3 and they did not exist in […]

    Susan3 minute read
  • The Many Problems of The Quiet Man

    The producer of Square Enix’s newest release, The Quiet Man, Kensei Fujinaga, says that he believes if one video game can change a person’s mind, then video games can change the world. How interesting then, that his game, the first to the best of my knowledge to feature a deaf protagonist, takes every ridiculous and damaging […]

    Susan4 minute read
  • Playing Through Stroke Recovery

    I’ve never been particularly good at the social aspects of life, and having been schizophrenic for the last 20 years, I can’t recall a time where I’ve ever been fully in control of my emotions, or anything that goes on in my head, really. I did what was necessary of me to get through life […]

    Susan11 minute read
  • Playing with Schizophrenia in Prey

    I was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was 17. It was right around my birthday in January, and I’d just started college the previous fall. I was living on campus because there weren’t any other students my age that had parents willing to let them share an off-campus apartment. My roommate was nice enough, but […]

    Susan13 minute read

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