Accessible Games Websites
Author: Disabled World
Published: 2011-03-16 : (Rev. 2016-06-11)
Synopsis and Key Points:
Accessible games and puzzles for persons with disabilities including the blind and sight impaired.
Accessible games for persons with disabilities and the sight impaired including text only games. They include some classic addictive arcade and space games.
Websites offering accessible games:
7-128 Software Simply Entertainment games
7-128 Software has just published the winners of their Top Web Sites for Gamers who are Blind, Motion-impaired, or Deaf - 2011 competitions. They surveyed over 100 Web sites relevant to the accessible gaming community. Each entry notes what FREE and commercial games are offered, what game reviews, information and help are offered, what forums, blogs, and other community features are offered, how current that content is, and how popular that Web site is. The Web sites are ranked accordingly so you can quickly find the best of the best. This information is totally FREE. No registration is required. You can find it at www.7128.com/top25/topsiteslists.html
7-128 Software is dedicated to providing computer games that are entertaining, family friendly, affordable, and accessible to everyone.
They offer 9 commercial games and 5 free games that are playable by people who are blind. Most of the games are accessible to people with low vision and those who cannot easily use a keyboard or mouse.
Games include: the Inspector Cyndi in Newport series of interactive mysteries, Tyler puzzle games, and our Woople word games. All games are rated for accessibility.
The 14 BL (blind accessible) rated games work with JAWS 6, 7, and 8, and include free self-voicing. They also include F2-key Help, organized specifically for players who are blind. All games offer Big Type and High Contrast settings for visually impaired persons, and are compatible with Dragon Naturally Speaking voice input software. 7-128 Softwares www.7128.com
Update: 7-128 Software has recently released its Top 25 Web Sites for Gamers who are Blind-2011 list. This is the third annual list.
As developers of accessible games, we work to keep up with the latest information relevant to the accessible gaming community. For the first time this year, we have also published lists for Gamers who are Deaf and Gamers who are Motion-Impaired.
After an extensive survey of sites, we have compiled these lists based on the games or information offered, longevity and reach of the sites, and accessibility. We hope that you and your constituents will find the lists informative and interesting. Lists can be accessed directly at www.7128.com/top25/topsiteslists.html
RSW Game - A homage to the classic text-based play-by-mail games of the 1970's, and although it includes an optional down-loadable client for modern-style graphical play, it can also be played in the traditional fashion with text reports only, on the web or via email. It will therefore require only a screen reader (or reliable speech-to-text converter) to play effectively.
The game is played between humans, in a slow-paced turn-based framework. This makes it ideal for people with a disability to compete on an equal footing with the normally abled.
The game-play itself emphasizes diplomacy and communication over raw battle tactics; the winner is usually the one who is best able to form alliances and earn trust among his peers - rswgame.com/en/welcome
The Kingdom of Loathing - kingdomofloathing.com - Online RPG where you have various quests, character classes, PVP, and best of all its free. The Kingdom of Loathing (or KoL, as it has come to be known by its player base) is a free, comical RPG, brought to you by the folks at Asymmetric Publications. (Thanks to Kevin W.)
Alter Aeon is a free multiplayer game with thousands of places to explore, quests to complete, and puzzles to solve. www.alteraeon.com
There are always other players on-line, whether for help, competition, or just to talk with. The game is also blind-friendly for the visually impaired however it does require a screen reader to play. One unusual thing about the game that may make it more worthy of inclusion is that it is one of the few games where blind and sighted players can play in real time, side by side, on equal footing.
Arcess.com for free down-loadable accessible games for children and adults.
The Zone BBS is an online community where you can meet new people, play games, and get away from the more stressful parts of life.
A site devoted to games specifically designed for vision-impaired and blind players.
This website is part of the Game Accessibility project, a research project that focuses on the accessibility of electronic games for gamers with disabilities.
Download free accessible games and demo versions for blind and visually impaired people. You can play the sound games without special software and hardware. They also have some adaptive programs for blind and visually impaired children.
Through the AudioGames.net PlayCenter present a fine selection of accessible computer games.
Chess - a universally accessible chess game, which can be played between two players, including people with disabilities (low-vision, blind and hand-motor impaired), either locally on the same computer, or remotely over the Internet. Access Invaders - a universally accessible version of the popular classic " Space Invaders" action game.
Draconis Entertainment delivers high quality entertainment products to both sighted and non-sighted persons, with a focus on accessible computerized audio games for the blind and visually impaired.
Sryth: The Age of Igtheon is a FREE single-player browser-based fantasy RPG.
Jim Kitchen's free blind accessible speech friendly pc dos and windows games
SoundMind is a game much like MasterMind only it uses sounds rather than colored pegs. The game should be completely accessible to blind users with a screen-reader.
Windows computer games for the visually impaired, without breaking the bank. They also offer some free games.
Metris is a Musical Tetris game. It does not interfere with or depend upon any particular speech engines. It just assumes a screen reader is present.
MarvelSoft have pioneered the art of developing easy-to-use talking software which is completely narrated with pre-recorded human speech.
If you know of any online free games that would suit people with disabilities then feel free to contact us and we will add them to Disabled World.
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