Welcome to Soundbyte! A podcast mini-series that stimulates your ears to explore hot topics in the games industry. In this episode, we’ll be taking a look at accessibility in gaming, and talking to the studios making specialist hardware, the people who use it, and the activists and advocates trying to do even more to bring gaming to those unable to put two hands on a keyboard or a gamepad. This time, I speak to Rocky Stoutenburgh and Zoran, two quadriplegic Twitch streamers about their disabilities, how they got started on Twitch, and the difficulties they face as disabled gamers.
Meanwhile, AbleGamers co-founder Steve Spohn tells me about how the Xbox Adaptive Controller came to be. Geoff Harbach, an NHS disability technician and founder of LEPMIS told me about how it feels to change peoples’ lives with their specialist controllers. Gaming Accessibility Conference organiser Ian Hamilton highlighted the importance of bringing everyone working in gaming accessibility under one roof.
To read a transcript of this episode please go here.
The music was all provided by Incompetech AKA Kevin MacLeod under the Creative Commons By Attribution 3.0 license. Thanks!