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New Website monitors accessibility in video games

Crash Bandicoot
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Most video games can be difficult to play – we are still struggling with Crash Bandicoot 1! – but for some gameplay is almost impossible.

A percentage of disabled gamers find blasting baddies to smithereens and climbing ladders for a flashing golden coin an absolute nightmare.

Fortunately help is on its way with the Accessible Games Database, a new website listing titles of 140 games, with more to follow, that have accessible features.

Games can be searched via visual or auditory features so users can check if they have the ability to play before they buy.

Over the past few years as gaming has become increasingly popular so has the concern of accessible features, UK charity Special Effect launched the EyeMine software earlier this year which enables players with a severe disability to operate controls just by their eyes.

The Accessible Games Database already includes well-known titles such as Cyberpunk 2077, Tetris and – we are pleased about this one…Crash Bandicoot!

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