For people who do not experience barriers, it can be difficult to empathize with the challenges that people with disabilities often face when navigating the Web. The Accessibility Maze was created to help those new to web accessibility experience firsthand what it is like to encounter those barriers. The game introduces a number of common barriers players must work around, mirroring the experience of those who encounter these obstacles daily, and provides quick lessons on how to avoid or correct them.
In creating the game we wanted to ensure it would be accessible. Gaming being one of the more challenging areas in which to address accessibility, the Accessibility Maze has been created to be playable with a current screen reader, using only a keyboard, and to demonstrate strategies for making games accessible.
Open Source Licensing
The Accessibility Maze source code is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL 3). The Accessibility Maze Source Code is freely available for download, for those who wish to set up a version of their own, or it can be forked, for those who wish to contribute or develop the game further.
The Accessibility Maze has been internationalized to allow support for multiple languages. For those who wish to translate the game, refer to the README file in Accessibility Maze Source Code. Translations may either be contributed back to the repository with a Git pull request, or translated files can be returned to email@example.com.