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Game Overview

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.

Testimonials

Excellent! I love, love, love, that you have gamified this info. It really is hard to teach the impact of inaccessible content to someone who has not experienced the barriers. Way to go!

Game player

It was a lovely game! It made lessons more memorable and I gained a bit of practice navigating with just the keyboard. I muted the sound in the middle of the game so it was great to have a mute button. Very happy that there was no timer. I love the surprise at the end! I felt happy with actually being rewarded with something! Great job!

Game player

I thought this was an absolutely incredible way to get technology accessibility into a more digestible message. Kudos!

Game player

Just wow! As a blind person I am very impressed and hopeful. Thank you for this!

Game player

Simply an amazing game that opened my eyes to accessibility on websites and other electronic formats!

Game player