[games_access] Accessibility in and around Amazon Lumberyard

Brandon Keith Biggs brandonkeithbiggs at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 20:25:14 EST 2016


Hello,
Amazon also owns Ivona voices, so it would be silly if they are difficult
to add.
I have been reading the documentation (The download is 10 GB, so taking a
little while to download) and it looks as if the editor itself does not use
any of the arrow keys, tab or enter key to do anything special, so it would
not be hard for Amazon to make sure their UIA automation and whatnot are
labeled correctly. That alone would add miles to accessibility.
(although ever sense Kindle, Amazon has had a bad wrap for blindness
accessibility).
Thanks,


Brandon Keith Biggs <http://brandonkeithbiggs.com/>

On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 5:17 PM, Ian Hamilton <i_h at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Not yet, although I have a contact for someone who has been working on it
> so I'll give a poke.
>
> Also been chatting wth a dev who has been getting Tolk to work with Unity.
> Although not a substitute for proper screen reader support that still could
> have all kinds of nice possibilities... Devs with an interest in blind
> accessibility being able to send notifications to a bunch of popular screen
> readers, would still need to manually work out focus management etc, but
> it's a whole load better than being restricted to self-voicing or clipboard
> hacks
>
> On 10 Feb 2016, at 00:59, Brandon Keith Biggs <brandonkeithbiggs at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Hello,
> I am wondering if anyone has taken a look at
> Amazon Lumberyard?
> <https://aws.amazon.com/lumberyard/?sc_channel=em&sc_campaign=lumberyardlaunch2016&sc_publisher=aws&sc_medium=em_9268&sc_content=t1launch&sc_country=mult&sc_geo=mult&sc_category=lumberyard&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRovuarBZKXonjHpfsX84uopUKOwlMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4DSsVjI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFS7HHMbR617gKXRc%3D>
> It is a new free open source 3d game engine that Amazon just put out that
> is still in beta. It would be awesome if as many people as possible can
> take a look at it and give feedback on its accessibility, both in creating
> games and playing games.
> It would be awesome if it could be the first mainstream game engine
> accessible to blind game developers and that lent itself to adding
> accessibility to blind players!
> Thank you,
>
> Brandon Keith Biggs <http://brandonkeithbiggs.com/>
>
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