Mars Vision: Blind Accessible Software
Blind gamers and those with visual impairments often have trouble playing games that don’t have the support they need. To change that, Mars Vision is teaming up with game company Super.com to launch new accessible software! It’s a standalone software that you can download and run in the background on your PC. While the game is running, Mars Vision will monitor your screen and provide audio cues and detailed descriptions of what’s happening. These are bold and impressive claims for sure, but it’s a project 2 years in the making. It’s also been tested on a variety of games, including PubG, Grand Theft Auto V, and The Witcher III. You can watch a test run of the software and even take part in the closed beta by checking out the link above.
Diablo II: Resurrected Accessibility
Fans have been eagerly awaiting news about a full Diablo 2 remake, and it looks like it’s actually happening. Recently, the developers opened up about the design process of Diablo 2 Resurrected, as well as revealing some new accessibility options coming to the game. They say accessibility was one of the first big changes they decided to make for this remake. It’s set to launch with optional subtitle sizes, low-vision mode, and a variety of colorblind options. It’s great to see developers not only modernize the visuals and gameplay mechanics of their remake, but also implement accessibility options. Look forward to more news on Diablo 2 Resurrected as we get closer to the game’s release later this year.
Dead by Daylight: Update 2.15
The Dead by Daylight Update 2.15 is finally here, and it brings with it new killers, a new survivor, and new accessibility options! Colorblind players have been desperately seeking support for a quite some time, and it looks like the developers have listened and delivered. Dead by Daylight now has options for 3 different types of color blindness, and you can access them via the game’s options menu. The HUD has also been given significant improvements. The accept and cancel buttons for friend requests have had visual changes in order to differentiate one from the other, the player status timer bar now has a glow to indicate when the bar is paused, and the negative status effect timer bar size has been increased. It’s been a long journey, but it looks like Dead by Daylight has become a much more accessible game.