Thursday, July 14, 2011

Captioning Video Games

Chuck Bittner has started an online petition to get game developers to add accessibility features. A fellow gamer even wrote a song about him, that you can see in the YouTube video below. Accessibility options are often cut during the final gamer development deadlines due to time and budget constraints since captioning can take two to four weeks. But the cost is minimal for the larger companies. And while most games include subtitles for spoken dialog, in many games, sound cues are critical to successfully play the game. You'll find the petition here.