Includification: A Practical Guide to Game Accessibility


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,, 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.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.