No Dice? No Problem: Web-Based Solutions for Tabletop Gamers

The saying is “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but for me, games are apples. Even if I only have time for a single Sudoku, I have to play something to maintain my mental health. And it’s not easy for disabled social gamers. Even if we manage to avoid ableism in our gaming groups, aContinue reading “No Dice? No Problem: Web-Based Solutions for Tabletop Gamers”

3D-printed Nintendo Switch peripheral is huge for gaming accessibility

An engineer is helping to make playing Nintendo Switch a lot more accessible for gamers everywhere. Engineer Julio Vazquez created two 3D-printed peripherals for the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers, allowing players who only have the use of one hand to play Switch games more easily. Two different models were showed off by the AbleGamers Charity on Twitter,Continue reading “3D-printed Nintendo Switch peripheral is huge for gaming accessibility”

For Video Games, Easy Mode Equals Better Accessibility // Tiny Girl Tiny Games – Nintendo 3DS, Mobile, and More

I’m currently playing Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, and largely enjoying it. It’s no Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door, but few things in life are. Like all games in the Mario RPG family, Paper Jam expertly mixes action with menu-based commands. … You’d think “The ‘A’ button controls Mario’s actions, and the ‘B’ button controlsContinue reading “For Video Games, Easy Mode Equals Better Accessibility // Tiny Girl Tiny Games – Nintendo 3DS, Mobile, and More”

Games reveal the contrasting colors of accessibility

I had to hear it from Wil Wheaton. Talking to the creators of open-world hit game Uncharted on his show,Conversations with Creators, the geek legend praised a feature that helps you guide protagonist Nathan Drake around its vast, sprawling environment: “And I love there’s that subtle yellow path,” he said. “I never got lost!” WhenContinue reading “Games reveal the contrasting colors of accessibility”

Xbox One Elite Controller Accessibility Review | AbleGamers Community

Microsoft shook the gaming world when it announced the Microsoft Elite controller for the Xbox One. Featuring a design with the pro player in mind, the controller features interchangeable joysticks, a flat, dish-like d-pad, and four rear paddle buttons. The controller boasts increased grip, sensitive hair triggers, and a price tag to match the qualityContinue reading “Xbox One Elite Controller Accessibility Review | AbleGamers Community”