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Games that have been designed to be inclusive of a wide range of players, as well as including specific accessibility settings for further tailoring the experience. You can search for specific features in our accessibility search.
 

Designed for Autistic Diversity

19/05/2021 - 5 months ago

 

Autism affects the way people communicate and experience the world around them. It is a spectrum of developmental conditions, including Asperger’s Syndrome. Many autistic people play games to have fun, relax, connect with others and build skills. This is a list of games we have put together with some of Autistica’s Autistica Play Ambassadors, to highlight games that have been enjoyed by autistic people.

Designed For Easier Navigation

23/04/2021 - 5 months ago

 

We invited visually impaired video gamer, activist and campaigner Dr Amy Kavanagh to compile a list of games with helpful, well thought out and intuitive navigation. As a streamer and disability consultant, Amy passionately advocates for gaming to be accessible for everyone...

Designed For Easier Play

18/05/2020 - 17 months ago

 

These games go above and beyond just adding a few difficulty settings. They consider a wide range of ability and accessibilities by offering customisable difficulty settings as well as special low pressure or assist modes that aid progress.

Designed For Players Without Sight

13/09/2021 - 4 weeks ago

 

The progress that large video game publishers are making with low vision or sightless accessibility is impressive. High profile titles like The Last of Us Part II and Microsoft Flight Simulator are inspiring and exciting. However, games designed from the ground up for players with low vision or without sight offer many a more satisfying experience.

Designed For Reduced Motor Function

29/04/2019 - 2 years ago

 

These games’ mechanics and options make it possible to adapt the experience to be accessible for people depending on your physical capabilities.

Designed To Be Easier To See

01/01/2000 - 21 years ago

 

These games, compiled by Christy Smith, have graphics styles or options that make the games easier to see for people with impaired vision. Many of these games include

Designed With Deaf and Hard of Hearing Features

11/05/2000 - 21 years ago

 

Video games are a medium that can be enjoyed by a diverse audience, but sometimes, Deaf or hard of hearing players can struggle to enjoy a game due to information not being conveyed to them properly. Audio cues without visual indicators or captions, spoken narrative or direction without subtitles, for example.

Good For Fibromyalgia

07/09/2021 - 5 weeks ago

 

Finding games to support and ease the challenges of illness, disorders and disabilities can be a time-consuming task. We have been working with experts in many fields to help individuals identify games they can enjoy, and potentially even benefit from.

Good For Reduced Fine Motor Control

14/09/2021 - 4 weeks ago

 

We've worked with SpecialEffect on this list of games which aims to highlight games that are good for people with reduced fine motor control.

Great Guidance From PlayStation 5 Activity Cards

11/09/2021 - 5 weeks ago

 

PlayStation 5 Activity Cards are a part of the operating system that provide a quick and easy way to see your progress, and get helping progressing (or finding what you’ve missed) in games. It’s a really neat part of the system that you can pop-up while playing by pressing the PlayStation button on the controller.

One Button Games

11/05/2020 - 17 months ago

 

The games here can be played with a single button. Although ranging in difficulty they are a good place to start for those needing simpler controls.


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