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PS4 gamers with disabilities catered for by ‘The Last of Us Part 2’

10 Jul 2020

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By Darren, Keri and Sky
2020 action-adventure game ‘The Last of Us Part 2’ is changing the world of gaming by including really cool features that are inclusive of people with disabilities.

Since the introduction of the gaming scene, which has become a great phenomenon over the years, accessibility generally focused on gaming software instead of console and little to no effort was made to include players with disabilities.

However, the developers of ‘The Last of Us Part 2’, which is a PlayStation 4 game, are looking to change all of that. With more than 60 accessibility features and settings, gamers with hearing, vision, and fine motor skill disabilities have been catered for.

According to the PlayStation site, there are three accessibility presets to choose from – vision, hearing, or fine motor skill disability. Furthermore, individuals can tweak options to suit their needs if preset options are not to their liking.

For gamers who are deaf or audibly impaired, subtitles are available; as well as vibration feedback in the controller. In addition, players can set visual prompts instead of sound cues to make make their gaming experience easier.

For the visually impaired, listen mode znf sound effects have been enhanced; this way, players know which button to push. The game includes a high contrast mode which outlines characters, allies, enemies, and objects in different colors.

Camera assist, auto weapon swap, and auto pick up, navigation assistance, and repeated button presses are just some of the features included for individuals with fine motor skill disabilities.

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Source: East Coast Radio

 

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