Electronic gaming – whether online, on downloaded apps, or on dedicated game players, can provide hours of relaxing fun. While many games are designed for individuals with typical vision, there are many that are accessible for blind/low vision gamers.
itch.io describes itself as “an open marketplace for independent digital creators with a focus on independent video games. It’s a platform that enables anyone to sell the content they’ve created. As a seller you’re in charge of how it’s done: you set the price, you run sales, and you design your pages. It’s never necessary to get votes, likes, or follows to get your content approved, and you can make changes to how you distribute your work as frequently as you like.” From About itch.io web page.
Itch.io provides access to the following topics that include results that are accessible for the blind:
AppA11y, Inc. provides accessible games for smartphone fun! AppA11y offers free downloads of these games, and in-app purchases are available.
Game World in iOS offers eight additional games:
There is no Android version of Game World available.
RS Games are available on your computer or smartphone. Players can enjoy choosing from more than twenty-five accessible game options, including Monopoly, Scrabble, and Uno.
RS Games supports major screen reader software and has been tested with Windows 10, and Windows 7. You must install the Visual C++ Redistributable from Microsoft for the client to run. For macOS computers, no such download is necessary.
You can also download RS Games for iOS at no cost.
QuentinC’s Playroom Players offers 29 different games, including Dominos, Quiz Party, Chess, and 1000 Miles.
Join QuentinC’s Playroom for no cost to access the games.
Contact the Bridges Helpdesk for More Information
- Our Accessible web form
- Email: Helpdesk@imagemd.org
- Text: Send to: (410) 357-1546
- Voice mail: Call (410) 357-1546, leave a voice mail message, and we will return your call
This unique project is being coordinated through The IMAGE Center of Maryland, a center for independent living in Towson, and it is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.
Updated as of November 14, 2023.