Electronic Arts (EA) is making great strides with regard to accessibility! This week, the video game giant opened patents for some of its accessibility-related tech. This means that games that have been using this technology won’t see lawsuits. One of the most impressive innovations is the “ping system” in the game, Apex Legends. The system allows for the visually and hearing impaired to play this team-based game, without hearing or speaking. EA will also open patents for its super popular games, Madden and Fifa, with the goal of making them more accessible for people with low vision and/or color blindness.
Our goal at Chillistore is to advise with sensitivity and inclusion at the forefront. When we work with screen readers, for example, we look for pain points that could hinder someone’s ability to receive the desired message. Screen readers often either include too much detail, or not enough, leaving the receiver with an inaccurate vision. We boil down what’s relevant to the messaging, so the audience can fully understand all aspects of the intended message. We go through this process in many languages, assuring that content is sensitive from an accessibility standpoint, as well as a cultural one. We do this because at Chillistore, we care about people.
Read more about EA’s efforts here.Read more about our efforts with inclusive localization