Posts tagged with: Video Games
Difficulty in Video Games is Accessibility
Difficulty in video games and accessibility always sparks controversy, but players are not asking for worlds to be wholly devoid of challenge.
Forced Activism Fatigue in Games Accessibility
Christy shares thoughts on accessibility activism and the hidden fatigue of being a disabled gamer in this latest commentary post.
Capitalism Failed Me: A Search For Better Marketing and Community in Gaming
Christy talks about how the disabled community is often left out of the marketing hype surrounding new games or technology, and why this needs to change.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020 with Cherry Thompson!
Cherry Thompson, accessibility manager at Ubisoft presents their "You Got This" Talk as part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2020.
Deaf Game Review – Fran Bow
There are so many things I could say about Fran Bow and even though I’ve had to take a break from playing it on account of it giving me all of the feelings, all of them are good. You control Fran, a young girl who, after seeing the murder of her parents, is sent to a […]
Using Voice Recognition to Play Video Games
Since 2014 I’ve had very bad RSI, and I’ve been experimenting with ways of gaming using voice recognition. There are many programs available, and every new game needs testing and customization, even when they are similar to previous ones. Here are several pieces of voice and non-voice software I’ve used to make voice-controlled gaming more […]
How I Access Games
My name is Melissa, and I am 29 years old. I live in rural Northern Saskatchewan, Canada. I am physically disabled and have enjoyed video games since I can remember. My disabilities stem from a rare form of muscular dystrophy which affects 50% of my skeletal muscle tissues. It’s believed to be Central Core Disease/Central […]
Collecting Warframes for OCPD
Every day when I’m leaving my home, I set the alarm and press the pad of my thumb into the tiny plastic holes covering its speaker until the pattern will remain on my skin for a minute or more. I pick up my backpack, walk out the door, and lock the deadbolt. I push the […]
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 […]
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 […]