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Often it very much depends on the eye condition and how much you can see. Back in the 80s and 90s when I was partially sighted, I could still see enough to do some of the alien shoot em up games. Of course in those days we had chunky primary coloured things to shoot at.
It all began to go wrong with games like Robocop etc, which tended to be going toward pixel level high speed stuff. Now being completely blind I find I have no real interest in the games. I think the complexity put me off a bit before this. Games like Elite with its strategy and the need for precise skills and fast reactions put me off.
I prefer silly not realistic stuff myself.

There are of course games made for the blind that use directional audio, but as for mainstream adaptations, I'm sure it is possible but I'd suspect the access would need to be built in not via a screenreader like nvda, as its not really optimised for fast action anything!


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----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Bartholomew" <rlbart53@...>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2019 10:38 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda]VIDEO GAMING

Thanks for the pointers and the offer of further information. Over the
years, I've dabbled with adventure and strategy games but what intrigues me
is the idea of video gaming - okay, maybe I should say here that my
interpretation of video gaming is the narrow one of "shoot 'em up" style of
game which I'm having trouble picturing with speech only! Also, I'm
assuming that this is the type of games referred to earlier as it's
generally the video aspect of games which is memory and processor intensive.

I'll definitely go and look for that accessible gaming site, though, to see
what's available.

Thanks again.

Richard Bartholomew

From: <> On Behalf Of goshawk on
Sent: 14 January 2019 22:04
Subject: Re: [nvda]VIDEO GAMING
Importance: High

I don't know about mainstream games, but there are quite a number of games
designed for us, which are either self voicing, or that should work with

there is a site that lists most if not all of them, but I can't remember
what it is.

there is also the blind gamers e-mail list at: <>

where you should be able to get info on just about any accessible game out

have you given any thought to what types of games you would be interested


----- Original Message -----

From: Richard Bartholomew <mailto:rlbart53@...>

To: <>

Sent: Monday, January 14, 2019 9:52 PM

Subject: [nvda]VIDEO GAMING


Earlier today, I saw a message from someone saying they were a video gamer
and am interested to know what video games are accessible via NVDA to a
totally blind user, please, as this may be an avenue I'd like to explore.

Thanks for any info.

Richard Bartholomew

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