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10 Accessibility Features

We've documented 10 accessibility features for Fledgling Heroes, including Large Text, No Repeated Pressing, 1 Button, One Tap Anywhere and Play Without Hearing. Its accessibility is strongest in Controls and Visual but it also has features in Reading and Audio to reduce unintended barriers.

This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.

Fledgling Heroes is a fun flying game where you tap or press to guide a path through landscapes and collect coins. You can swim, sprint and soar, defeat dastardly dragons, unlock wondrous new worlds, and explore limitless levels in the Lab.

Our accessibility examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Fledgling Heroes accessibility 2 years ago.

NotesAccessibility Notes

The game is easy to play, although to advance levels you have to collect all the coins which can be harder than expected.

The narrative is depicted in visual storytelling without words. There is some reading and the text is light on a dark brown background. You can't adjust the size of the text. When a character is saying something it appears above their head in a speech bubble.

You press a single button (or tap the screen anywhere on iOS) to flap your wings. You can also hold that button (or hold a finger on the screen) to trigger other interactions like gliding.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 07/05/2020

Out Now: Apple TV, Mac, Switch and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Action, Traversal (Platform and Rhythm)

Accessibility: 10 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Subtle Boom (@SubtleBoom)

Costs: Purchase cost

 

ControlsControls

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Controls in Fledgling Heroes which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Gamepad

Can play with the following:

1 Button: Can play with a single button.

Touchscreen

Can play with the following. Additional gestures may be required for games played with a screenreader like VoiceOver.

One Tap Anywhere: Can play with touchscreen, tap anywhere.

Button Combinations

Specific button operation required to play

Rapid Repeated Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing (more than 2 times a second) is not required, can be skipped or switched to holding a button to trigger a repeated action.

 

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DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Fledgling Heroes which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play. The following games are similar to Fledgling Heroes, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Getting Started in Fledgling Heroes which deal with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing. The following games are similar to Fledgling Heroes, and offer accessibility features for Getting Started:

ReadingReading

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Reading in Fledgling Heroes which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.

Reading Level

How much reading is required to play the game's main path or story and how complex the language is. The presence of voiced characters doesn't reduce this requirement, as it's recorded as a separate datapoint.

Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a primary/elementary student (9-year-old) could understand.

Text Visibility

Large Clear Text: All essential text is large and clear or can be adjusted to be. The general text used throughout the game in menus, instructions and other key information (excluding subtitles that are assessed separately) is at least 1/20 (46 pixels on 1080 screen) the height on landscape screens and at least 1/40 height on portrait screens. We base this on the full line-height, including the space above and below the letters.

 

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If you want to play Fledgling Heroes, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:

NavigationNavigation

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in Fledgling Heroes which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces. The following games are similar to Fledgling Heroes, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

VisualVisual

We've documented 3 accessibility features for Visual in Fledgling Heroes which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Contrast

Medium Contrast: Game uses generally well contrasting and bright visuals, or has a slider to make this the case.

Interactive Elements

Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable. Enemies and player characters are at least 1/6 of the height of the screen. Or there is a zoom feature to make them larger.

Outline Interactive Elements: Characters, platforms and enemies can be outlined or highlighted for visibility. This can be with a large border around the character or a special visual mode that adjust the colour to make characters more visible.

 

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If you want to play Fledgling Heroes, but it doesn't offer the Visual accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Visual accessibility:

AudioAudio

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Audio in Fledgling Heroes which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.

Adjustable Audio

Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately. This enables you to select your preference as well as ensure critical game sounds aren't obscured by other audio.

Play Without Hearing

Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Audio

If you want to play Fledgling Heroes, but it doesn't offer the Audio accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Audio accessibility:

System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.
 
iOS
iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

VSC LogoAccessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors Andy Robertson and Jo Robertson


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