Fair Play: Guide to Digital Accessibility in Gaming

Video games are no longer a niche hobby—they’re part of mainstream culture. In fact, most U.S. households have at least one gamer. Yet while people of all ages, and from all backgrounds, turn to gaming for entertainment, exploration, and social connection, accessibility barriers can prevent some individuals with disabilities from joining in on the fun.

When companies fail to prioritize inclusivity in game design and development, they don’t just gatekeep enjoyable experiences. They also miss out on a large community of potential consumers.

In our guide, “Fair Play: Digital Accessibility in Gaming,” we’ll outline the key benefits of accessibility for video game makers and provide a roadmap for creating high-quality games that can be played by all.

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Request this guide to learn about:

  • The business opportunity that accessibility represents for video game companies
  • The accessibility laws that apply to the gaming industry
  • Common myths that prevent gaming companies from prioritizing accessibility, and why they’re debunked
  • How to evaluate and improve the accessibility of your games using a standard rubric

How much work does it take to make video games accessible?

One of the most common misconceptions that gaming companies have about accessibility is that it’s expensive and time-consuming to implement. Many changes that render video games more inclusive—like controls that can be reconfigured, and the ability to save at any point—are relatively simple and built on games’ existing features. For more information about how to easily address accessibility barriers in video games, download our full guide.

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