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Author: Andy Robertson

We see video games as an inescapable and important part of most children's lives. This led us to the realisation that the discovery of great games for families needs to account for different requirements and impairments players may have.

We worked with the Playability Initiative, and a range of other experts, to create a section of the database that enables parents and guardians to search for games on the basis of accessibility requirements.

Games on the database now have an Accessibility Report (like this one for Boomerang X) that can highlight over 100 different aspects of each game. As you can imagine, tracking this is detailed and time-consuming work. It's really important that the data is accurate and fairly represents each game.

To help with this process we have a questionnaire that developers fill in. It asks them a series of questions that aim to guide them through the kinds of designs and features that their game may offer players.

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From first contact to completion of the questionnaire and publishing of a bespoke accessibility page for a game can be done in around an hour:
  • First contact on Twitter or elsewhere.
  • Introductory chat about accessibility.
  • Questionnaire completion with assistance if required.
  • Audit checks from database accessibility experts.
  • Published accessibility page ready for linking.

The process not only results in good accessibility data for the database but also often highlights easy accessibility wins for developers and aspirations for the future:

"I just updated Severed Steel's accessibility page on the database. Huge thanks to @GeekDadGamer for setting the page up! The questionnaire inspired some ideas for Sev Steel: like an option to disable explosion screen shake." - Severed Steel Developer


“I had a wonderful #accessibility chat with Andy Robertson (@TamingGamingDB). All our confirmed settings are recorded in their accessibility page, and we've got some great ideas of a11y we could add to @Smalland.” - Merge Games Ltd


Had a fascinating chat with @GeekDadGamer about accessibility yesterday. I learnt a lot and plan to improve OCO's accessibility features." Philip Sinclair


Top Games Needing Accessibility Data

You can be a big help in progressing our accessibility data by clicking the Tweet the Developer links below, you can invite them to complete our questionnaire. The links on each game, below, automatically generate a concise tweet that links the game and tags the developer. All you have to do is click Tweet. It’s a powerful way to help both the database and raise awareness about accessibility.

Cats Love Boxes


Tweet the developer (@DevCatsGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Quadroids


Tweet the developer (@Quadroids) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Sokobond Express


Tweet the developer (@Draknek) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Penny's Big Breakaway


Tweet the developer (@EveningStarStdo) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Balatro


Tweet the developer (@LocalThunk) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Craftomation 101


Tweet the developer (@Luden_io) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Cash Cow DX


Tweet the developer (@PixelGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Ultros


Tweet the developer (@HadoqueUltros) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Airhead


Tweet the developer (@OctatoGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Foamstars


Tweet the developer (@SquareEnix) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Go Mecha Ball


Tweet the developer (@GoMechaBall) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Enshrouded


Tweet the developer (@KeenGamesStudio) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

The Cub


Tweet the developer (@Demagog_Studio) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Turnip Boy Robs a Bank


Tweet the developer (@SnoozyKazoo) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Cosmic Collapse


Tweet the developer (@JohanPeitz) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Fortnite Festival (Fortnite)


Tweet the developer (@Harmonix) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Rocket Racing (Fortnite)


Tweet the developer (@PsyonixStudios) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

The Finals


Tweet the developer (@EmbarkStudios) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

A Highland Song


Tweet the developer (@InkleStudios) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Last Train Home


Tweet the developer (@AshborneGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Worldless


Tweet the developer (@Studios_Noname) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Loddlenaut


Tweet the developer (@Loddlenaut) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

American Arcadia


Tweet the developer (@OutBlueGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Checkmate Showdown


Tweet the developer (@BadRezGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Backpack Hero


Tweet the developer (@TheJaspel1) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Howl


Tweet the developer (@Mipumi) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Superfetch Dog (Punkcake)


Tweet the developer (@Punckcake_delice) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Cobalt Core


Tweet the developer (@RocketRatGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Cursorblade


Tweet the developer (@RealPeachDev) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Back To The Dawn


Tweet the developer (@BackToTheDawn) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Alien Hominid Invasion


Tweet the developer (@TheBehemoth) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

This Bed We Made


Tweet the developer (@LowbirthGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Headbangers Rhythm Royale


Tweet the developer (@GleeCheese) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Lethal Company


Tweet the developer (@ZeekerssRblx) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Slay The Princess


Tweet the developer (@BlackTabbyGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Puzzmo


Tweet the developer (@Helvetica) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Quadrilla


Tweet the developer (@Heinn_Dev) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Wizard With A Gun


Tweet the developer (@DevolverDigital) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Subpar Pool


Tweet the developer (@Grapefrukt) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Midnight Girl


Tweet the developer (@ItalicDk) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

The Bloodline


Tweet the developer (@ShieldBearerDev) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Station To Station


Tweet the developer (@JoostDevBlog) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Bilkins' Folly


Tweet the developer (@ArmorGameStudio) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Mineko's Night Market


Tweet the developer (@Meowza) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.
Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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