Taking the Video out of Video Games

"What happens if you take the “video” out of “video games”? The term itself is biased towards the visual. But communities of blind and low-vision gamers across the world are pushing back against the assumption that you need to see in order to play or create digital games. They are proving their point with increasingly sophisticated “audio games,” which are playable through sound alone and come in just about every genre. There are now audio puzzle games, dungeon crawlers, racing games, and even sound-only equivalents to old arcade classics like Space Invaders."

Read the entire piece in Academic Minute.

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