accessibility

9.16.19

The Small But Important Change 'Celeste' Made to Its Celebrated Assist Mode

When someone pointed out the game's description "felt othering," the developer not only listened, but made them part of the creative process.

4.3.19

We've Always Made Our Own Easy Modes. 'Sekiro' Is No Exception

Games have, forever and ever, been about pushing back on the designer’s intent, sometimes at their encouragement, sometimes in spite of it.

1.30.19

NYC's Inaccessible Subway System Is a Reproductive Rights Issue

Malaysia Goodson fell to her death while carrying her child and a stroller on a subway staircase on Monday. Some advocates believe her death is an example of why access to public transportation is a reproductive right.

11.5.18

This User-Friendly Menstrual Cup Is What Happens When Design Is Inclusive

When her old cup kept failing her, Jane Adame, whose connective-tissue condition makes her joints unstable, had to imagine there was a better way.

10.15.18

This Chrome Extension Shows You the Internet as If You Were Colorblind

“Colorblindly” is an app that helps designers make their websites more accessible.

8.24.18

These Students Designed Functional and Stylish Clothes for Disabled Seniors

Open Style Lab's summer program at Parsons School of Design pairs engineers, designers, and therapists with a person with a disability to make accessible clothing, tech, and wearables. We took a look at this year's showcase.

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6.27.18

Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aimé on Accessibility, What's Next, and, Uh, Waluigi

Even with the strength of the Switch, E3 left a lot of questions about Nintendo's future. Thankfully, Reggie offers us some answers.

5.29.18

Microsoft's New Controller Is About Inclusion, Not Just Video Games

For players with disabilities who've felt increasingly left out by games favoring the status quo, this is a big moment. We asked them why.

5.8.18

'Frostpunk' Treats People With Disabilities As Complex Humans, Not Gimmicks

Rather than erasing or dehumanizing people with disabilities, 'Frostpunk' puts some of their experience at center stage.

3.29.18

Why EA Sports Started Taking Accessibility Seriously

An informal game jam from 2014 kicked off a series of events that ended up with the studio hiring its first in-house accessibility lead.

3.27.18

Augmented Reality App Can Translate Sign Language Into Spoken English, and Vice Versa

Students at New York University have created a working prototype of an app that uses machine learning and augmented reality to enable hearing people to understand sign language, and turns spoken words into sign language for the deaf.

3.9.18

More Sex Toy Companies Should Be Catering to People With Disabilities

Not consulting disabled people when designing toys isn’t just ignorant, it’s also forsaking revenue.

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