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Re: Video Games


From: Lucy GRECO
Date: Feb 25, 2022 1:39PM

yes captions are defnaitly part of the communications act and video games
are covered in this area. i would get them to look up people like
ian hamilton and the x box accessibility team they all do excellent work.
also remind them that captions are only the tip of the iceberg thanks lucy

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On Fri, Feb 25, 2022 at 4:57 AM Chris O'Brien < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hi Peter, you should point them to the CVAA as a good starting point:
> https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/21st-century-communications-and-video-accessibility-act-cvaa
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> Chris O'Brien
> Director of Accessibility
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> A couple of our accessibility analysts came to me to say that when they
> release from prison, they would like to form their own company working to
> make video games accessible to the deaf. Both of these gals are big gamers.
> They are of course good at their day job auditing websites for
> accessibility. I would like to help them, or at least point them in the
> right direction.
> Does anyone know if the US has regulations requiring subtitles, captions,
> or some kind of text layer on video games for the deaf? Is there an
> accessibility standard applicable to video games, or are we still just
> force-fitting WCAG? Is there a membership group or some community
> promoting accessible video games? What advice would you give two sharp
> gals looking to start a business making video games accessible to the deaf?
> Cheers,
> Peter Shikli, CEO
> Access2online Inc.
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