The AbleGamers Foundation is a fantastic nonprofit charity that focuses on bringing the joy of video games to all gamers, whatever disabilities they may have. Not only do they advocate for innovative new peripherals but they also highlight titles and developers that implement accessibility into their games. The 2013 Accessibility Awards have been published today and include a handful of worthy winners.
AbleGamers Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – With fully customization movements and actions, full text for deaf gamers, and more, this game came out on top for 2013.
Best Accessible Indie Game of the Year: The Stanley Parable – The Galactic Cafe created a game which AbleGamers found was both intensely enjoyable and highly accessible.
Best New Device or Peripheral: StinkyBoard – It’s a peripheral that lets you enjoy PC gaming with your feet! This has brought tremendous excitement to gamers both with and without disabilities.
Best Media Champion: Paul Nyhart – He has focused on increasing awareness of gamers with disabilities on shows like The 1337 Lounge.
Includification Award: Paradox Interactive – They have been doggedly working to include accessibility in each of their games.