[games_access] Big news out of GDC

Ian Hamilton i_h at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 2 20:21:49 EST 2017

Microsoft have released a suite of accessibility APIs for game developers, available in the SDK now.

Two big ones:

Live text <-> speech transcription, meaning accessible multi-player chat for people who have difficulty with spoken or written communication.

Text to speech API for games, so you can make fully blind accessible UI by sending text strings to the API when UI elements receive focus.

Others too, the existing caption preference API is still available, and developers can now read players' preferences for high contrast mode.

Times are changing!

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