“Accessibility” is a buzzword throughout the gaming community. Triple-A giants, such as The Last of Us: Part 2, God of War, and Assassin’s Creed, have thrust the visibility of accessibility into the mainstream. Disability inclusion has become so popular that there are now dedicated conferences about game accessibility. The 2017 launch of the Games Accessibility Conference has inspired a handful of other conferences focused on making games more inclusive to the disabled community.
However, the focus on inclusive gaming did not start with the major studios. The grassroots movement began in small indie studios that wanted to make their games available to most gamers. These developers paved the way for the future of game accessibility. Over the past ten years, several mobile game developers have contributed to the advancement of game accessibility across a variety of genres.
We examine ten games in ten genres that were released in the past ten years which have pioneered the advancement of mobile accessible gaming.
About the author
Aaron is the founder of “Mobile Accessible Games” which provides weekly long-form reviews of iPhone games that are accessible to blind and vision-impaired gamers. His game reviews are posted to the Facebook group of the same name and the video game section of the Triple Tap Tech website. In addition, Aaron interviews game developers and accessibility influencers about the state of gaming accessibility on his YouTube channel.