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Grand Slam Tennis (Series) Accessibility Report

We've documented 6 accessibility features for Grand Slam Tennis in the Difficulty, Getting Started, Reading and Controls 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.

Grand Slam Tennis is a tennis game. You choose one of the 23 real tennis players or create your own. You can play either singles or doubles. Unlike other tennis games, this focuses on hitting the ball with a gesture via the Wii Remote. This extends the Wii Sports tennis mode by adding more accurate shots with the Motion Plus version of the controller, and the ability to direct your player around the court.

NotesAccessibility Notes

Motion controls were used in the first game on the Wii. On Grand Slam Tennis 2 you could use PlayStation Move but not Kinect.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 08/06/2009, updated in 2009

Price: 50% off

Platforms: Wii and Wii U

Genres: Simulation and Sports

Accessibility: 6 features

Developer: EA (@EA)

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Difficulty in Grand Slam Tennis which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Difficulty Options

Select Difficulty: Select the level of difficulty from a range of presets. This not only offers a way to adjust the challenge of a game but enables you to do so without dealing with individual criteria.

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.

 

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Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Getting Started in Grand Slam Tennis which deal with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing.

Assistance Getting Starting

These features aid your play of the game in terms of cognitive load on learning controls, dealing with pressure and coping with the environment and challenges.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials and instructions on how to play. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate level of detail.

No Jump Scares: No sudden loud noises or popping-up scary visuals that unexpectedly appear without warning, or the option to disable them.

 

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If you want to play Grand Slam Tennis, but it doesn't offer the Getting Started accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Getting Started accessibility:

ReadingReading

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Reading in Grand Slam Tennis which deals 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.

Reading Level

How much reading is required to play the game and how complex the language is. This doesn't include subtitles as required reading if they are fully voiced.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a primary/elementary student (9-year-old) could understand.

 

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If you want to play Grand Slam Tennis, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:

NavigationNavigation

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in Grand Slam Tennis which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces. The following games are similar to Grand Slam Tennis, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

ControlsControls

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Controls in Grand Slam Tennis which deals with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Motion

Games that can be played with different sorts of motion controllers.

Motion Gesture: Can motion with the controller to direct an in-game action. This can be a one-to-one motion for analogue sword or camera movement. It can also be a simple shake to trigger a one-off action. This is sometimes known as Waggle or Shake controls, as popularised by the Wii.

 

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If you want to play Grand Slam Tennis, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Controls accessibility:

VisualVisual

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in Grand Slam Tennis which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game. The following games are similar to Grand Slam Tennis, and offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Audio in Grand Slam Tennis 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. The following games are similar to Grand Slam Tennis, and offer accessibility features for Audio:

System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

Nintendo Wii
The Wii has a few helpful settings, like disable rumble, but you have to use gesture controls for most games and the system menu.
 
Nintendo Wii U
The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

VSC LogoAccessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors @GeekDadGamer


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