Gaming accessibility fundamentals


Gaming is a staple of modern-day culture. It has the power to bring people together as part of a community and connect them through shared experiences. With nearly 400 million players with disabilities in the world, it’s important to create gaming experiences that are inclusive and accessible by design for as many players as possible.



Modules in this learning path

This module introduces accessibility concepts for game titles, gaming platforms, and gaming hardware. You'll learn about the core elements in gaming experiences that influence accessibility and how those elements can affect the experiences of gamers with visual, hearing, mobility, and cognitive disabilities.

Learn how to collaborate with the disability community in creating accessible gaming experiences. Identify methods to build connections with this community. Implement best practice etiquette during these collaboration sessions.

Learn about the types of assistive hardware and software technologies that players with disabilities use to game, and the importance of supporting these assistive technologies when you create accessible gaming products and experiences for all audiences.

Learn about foundational accessibility best practice concepts that you can use to guide the development of games and platforms. Also learn about the Xbox Accessibility Guidelines, a free online resource for developers that provides a comprehensive list of best practices organized by specific game elements and features.

This module introduces accessibility best practices considerations for developing gaming hardware, such as consoles, headsets, controllers, and other types of input devices. Accessible packaging components for these products are also presented.