A study on accessibility in games for the visually impaired

Imran Khaliq, Isabelle Dela Torre

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Abstract

Gamers with disabilities face difficulties when it comes to playing most games. This percentage of the gamers population is largely overlooked. In this paper, we will be focusing on how to achieve accessibility in games for the visually impaired. We will explore the current state of technology and design practices to provide techniques categorized in three approaches: visual, audio, and tactile. These approaches are supported with case studies as well as current research and experiments that execute such techniques for the visually impaired demographic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good, GOODTECHS 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages142-148
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450362610
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event5th EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good, GOODTECHS 2019 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 25 Sep 201927 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference5th EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good, GOODTECHS 2019
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period25/09/1927/09/19

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Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Color blindness
  • Video games
  • Visually impaired

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Khaliq, I., & Torre, I. D. (2019). A study on accessibility in games for the visually impaired. In Proceedings of the 5th EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good, GOODTECHS 2019 (pp. 142-148). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3342428.3342682