Microsoft starts program to make games more accessible to people with disabilities
- Microsoft is expanding its accessibility efforts with a new program for evaluating Xbox and PC games
- Today, its gaming accessibility team announced that developers can send their games to be evaluated for accessibility and tested by players with disabilities
- Game test reports will include feedback from players with disabilities, as well as links to information on inclusive design, relevant non-profits, and accessibility experts
- The program was announced alongside updates to the Xbox Accessibility Guidelines that were released in early 2020.
- The Xbox Accessibility Guidelines include thorough explanations of inclusive design considerations for developers, and they are now updated to include clearer language, additional context, and implementation examples.
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- For more information on making technology more accessible to SEND children and young people, read our recent article here