‘Game Accessibility Guidelines’ Wins FCC Award

A web site dedicated to helping game developers include accessibility options for disabled players into their games has been honored by the FCC's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative. The site, "Game Accessibility Guidelines" (www.gameaccessibilityguidelines.com), was launched in Sept. of 2012 and has helped bring accessibility options to games of all shapes and sizes – from AAA titles to indie offerings.

The mission statement of the site is to teach developers how important it is to include options for disabled players into their games. Contributors to the website over the years include Barrie Ellis, director at OneSwitch.org.uk; Gareth Ford-Williams, head of accessibility at the BBC; and Lynsey Graham, a game designer at Sega.

The website received the Chairman's Award for Advancement in Accessibility from the Federal Communications Commission this week at the M:Enabling conference. According to the FCC, over 20 percent of players have some form of disability.

Source: Gamasutra

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