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Includification: A Practical Guide to Game Accessibility

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This publication form The AbleGamers Foundation includes detailed explanations of common problems for gamers with disabilities, solutions for those problems, printable checklists, developer exercises and personal letters from industry insiders to the game industry. Mobility, hearing, vision, and cognitive disabilities are all addressed. In addition to the PDF version of the guide there is also a companion website, www.includification.com, that has the same information without the fancy graphics and explanations. This website will be a resource for developers to quickly find specific solutions to accessibility problems.

Making Mobile Phones and Services Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

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The modern telecommunication revolution has sometimes excluded older adults and people with disabilities due to a lack of appropriate accessibility features. Barriers to using mobile phones and services include interfaces that are difficult to understand for persons with cognitive impairments or learning disabilities, lack of alternative communication options for people who are blind or deaf, and handsets that are too difficult to use for people with dexterity or mobility limitations. This report was produced by the International Telecommunication Union in cooperation with The Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict,) whose mission is to promote the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) accessibility dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This report contains references to the new legislative and regulatory framework set by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, an important resource for policy makers.

The report covers available accessible features relating to hearing, vision, dexterity, cognition, and literacy. Special services like GPS, relay services, and emergency services are addressed, as well as the accessibility of third-party apps. The report analyses the challenges and opportunities for service providers in implementing available solutions. Examples of service providers, handset manufacturers, and¬†operating system organizations engaged in serving persons with disabilities are discussed. Also covered are a State’s obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), government agencies involved with mobile phone accessibility, and an overview of various national initiatives and policy developments. Finally, the report addresses good practices for policy development and provides a list of resources for further information.