Among Us Accessibility Report
Among Us offers 30 accessibility features in the Difficulty, Reading, Navigation, Controls, Visual, Audio and Communication areas to aid enjoyment of the game for different players. This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.Among Us is a strategy game where crew-mates prepare their space ship for launch by completing tasks. However, one of the players is an impostor intent on sabotaging the ship and killing the crew. As the game progresses in real time the impostor carefully picks off players, who can then pause the game for an emergency meeting to discuss and vote traitors off the ship.
The game relies on colour heavily to identify which players people want to vote for. This is a challenge for colour-blind players particularly if competitors have not entered distinctive names.
Almost all the mini games can be completed without any timing or quick actions. There are a few exceptions. There are Sabotage tasks that can have a time limit or the imposter wins. There are some specific tasks that require holding a button.
The game provides a map where all task locations are. The game will also have arrows pointing you in the right direction for certain tasks.
Rating: PEGI 7+
Release Date: 16/11/2018, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PC and iOS
Accessibility: 30 features
Players: You can play with 10 players in the same room and up to 10 players online
Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases
Among Us has 8 accessibility features for Difficulty which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
Customise Difficulty: Customise different aspects of the game to create a challenge of an appropriate level. Adjusting elements individually enables you to tailor gameplay to suit your needs and style of play.
Adjust After Setting
Adjustable Between Levels: You can adjust the difficulty between levels/rounds. Although you have to restart your checkpoint or level, this enables you to adjust the difficulty after selecting it at the beginning of the game.
Low Pressure: Game tasks aren't time-limited or there's a low-pressure mode. This avoids the pressure of being put on the clock for overarching missions, or failing tasks because you didn't reach a destination in time.
Adjust Speed: Adjust the overall speed of the game, or rewind play for a second attempt, to ease reaction times. By slowing the game, you have more time to interpret what is happening and then execute your actions. It also reduces the pressure on getting things right quickly or the first time you attempt them.
View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play. This clearly displays the mappings of actions to buttons/keys/mouse/keyboard without having to leave the game.
Practice Area: You can practice freely without opponents or time pressures. This can be a specific practice option, or the ability to play levels with the easiest opponents to improve understanding and skill.
Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate levels of detail. Ideally, this includes ongoing tips that relate to contexts in the game where the player is failing.
No Unlocking Required: Access any mode, location, character, weapon or vehicle from the start.
Among Us has 3 accessibility features for Reading which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.
Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a younger child could understand.
Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear or can be adjusted to be. The general text used throughout the game in menus, instructions and other information is at least 1/6 the height of the screen.
High Contrast Text: Text colour contrasts to the background or can be adjusted to be. The text in menus, instructions and other information is presented in high contrast with a solid background.
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Among Us has 3 accessibility features for Navigation which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces.
Large Clear Navigation: The in-game navigation and maps are clear to read. They offer large text and offer markers that are large and of high contrast. Where text or information is small, there are settings to zoom-in and increase visibility.
Head-Up Display Navigation: Indication of where to go next with arrows, minimaps and cookie trails. This provides clear ongoing guidance about where you are and where you need to go.
Game Map: View a map of the game world during play, with points of interest and missions highlighted throughout the entire game. This enables the orientation of the player and the world, confirming a direction of movement and the location of destinations or points of exploration.
Among Us has 8 accessibility features for Controls which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Multiple Buttons & Single Stick: Can play with multiple buttons and a stick.
Mouse And Keyboard
Keyboard Alone: Can play with just the keyboard.
Mouse Alone: Can play with just the mouse/mouse-button/mouse wheel.
Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.
Two Taps Targeted: Can play with touchscreen, two simultaneous taps in specific locations.
Motion Controls Not Required: You don’t need motion controls to play the game.
Specific button operation required to play
Holding Down Buttons Optional: Holding down buttons for prolonged periods is not required, can be turned off or switched to toggling the action on and off. This is in addition to the direction stick which is not considered a hold for this purpose.
Rapid Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing not required, can be skipped or disabled or switched to holding a button to trigger a repeated action.
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Among Us has 4 accessibility features for Visual which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
Bright Colourful Palette: Game uses bright colours and is generally high contrast.
Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable. Enemies and player characters are at least 1/6 of the height of the screen.
Outline Interactive Elements: Characters, platforms and enemies can be outlined or highlighted for visibility. This can be with a large border around the character or a special visual mode that adjust the colour to make characters more visible.
Audio Cues for Visual Events
Audio Cues for Visual Events: Audio is provided to indicate visual events. Game events or progress highlighted by visual icons, effects or animations are also accompanied by audio to signify that progress.
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Among Us has 2 accessibility features for Audio which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.
Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately. This enables you to select your preference as well as ensure critical game sounds aren't obscured by other audio.
Play Without Hearing
Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well.
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Among Us has 2 accessibility features for Communication which deal with how you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction.
Text Chat: Chat to other players by typing text.
Filtered Chat: Option to filter out profanity and/or sharing of personal information from online chat.
System Accessibility Settings
In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this.
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators.
iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games.
Read more about system accessibility settings.
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