Whether on mobile, PC, or console. People with visual impairments enjoy playing just as much as sighted people. There are significantly fewer offers on the market for visually impaired & blind people than for the sighted among us. This is understandable, since it is easier and also offers more possibilities in game design, but it is still incomprehensible that so little value is placed on accessibility – even though there are technical possibilities & solutions to the problems.
For example, there is the possibility of printing playing cards with Braille so that players can feel which cards they are. The classic game Halma, for example, can be implemented in such a way that the figures and game pieces have different heads and can be distinguished not only by their colors.
The beauty of these games is that they are inclusive. They are not isolated solutions for blind people only, but can easily be played together with sighted friends & family as well.
Very popular with blind gamers are the so-called AudioGames. A rather long list of AudioGames can be found here on the Internet: AudioGames.net
These are mostly single player games that you can’t play with friends.
When it comes to hosting a fun game night with friends, however, the supply gets a little thin.
And that’s exactly where we at couchgames.wtf come in. We make accessible & inclusive digital social games in the form of apps that are also attractive to sighted people.
Our games are always free of charge, so that you can play 2-4 times with friends. If you like the game and want to play more, you can buy more content by inserting small coins.
Right now there are two games of ours. My Little Secrets and No Clue. My Little Secrets is a board game inspired by the classic board game Privacy and can be played with any text reader in accessible mode. No Clue is a quiz game in which you are asked crazy guessing questions. Before the correct answer is revealed, you can see all of your teammates’ guesses and then mark what you think is the worst answer. Points are awarded for the best answer and if you correctly identified the worst answer. Have fun!