I have grown up with video games and I continue to (try to) enjoy them. I am also visually impaired in that I am totally color blind, am sensitive to light, and my visual acuity is about 20/400. Being visually impaired and a gamer do not need to be mutually exclusive but it can be challenging.
My first console was the Intellivision (1978), which I still own. And I have owned consoles up through a Nintendo Wii and an XBox 360. As gaming, on the computer or a console, remains a strong industry, there are games that are easier to play in terms of access than others and new games are not easier to play than older ones and vice-versa.
In this blog, I will review games from the perspective of someone who is visually impaired and versed in the computer/gaming industry. The intent is to help other visually impaired gamers and those from industry understand what design issues work for and against VI gamers.