Advancing Accessibility

How we get involved

Inclusivity is at the core of Player Research. For us, accessibility means deliberately designing games to include disabled players.  Wherever you’re at in your accessible games development and design journey, Advancing Accessibility will help you realise inclusive experiences, with all of your players in mind.

Collaborating with disabled players and working with trusted, expert accessibility consultants, we enable gamedev teams to develop accessible and inclusive titles with confidence.

Advancing Accessibility – Awareness Training & Onboarding

Access-focused training courses and talks for gamedev professionals and teams. Our current sessions include ‘Introduction to Gamedev Accessibility: Understanding What Role You Play In The Mission Towards Inclusive Games’, an introduction to accessible and inclusive game development, ‘Accessible Social Media for Game Marketing’, how to communicate and engage players on social media platforms, and many more.

Advancing Accessibility – Strategic Workshops

 Interactive workshops that build accessibility strategies for game projects at any scale. Enable your gamedev teams to agree on product risks, goals and the potential of projects. Design a production roadmap that leads to the successful delivery of accessible games, so players can enjoy your inclusive titles.

Advancing Accessibility – Collaboration with Disabled Players & Consultants

Our experience and expertise working within diverse gaming communities will enable you to overcome accessibility barriers. Engage in research throughout game production that opens new opportunities to overcome accessibility challenges. Understand the first-hand experiences of disabled players and gain expertise from accessibility consultants to inform your ability to deliver inclusive and accessible player experiences.

We support studios and publishers to connect with trusted accessibility consultants. These recommendations ensure you can access the specialist expert insights needed for your project.

Advancing Accessibility – Gamedev Content Creation

As part of the Keyword Studios network, you can partner with specialist accessible content creation agencies to develop accessible trailers, co-develop accessibility features, improve accessibility UI/UX and engage in feature conception.

Bring your game and its marketing to a wider audience by partnering with specialist studios in Keywords Studios’ network.

Descriptive Video Works

Providing world-class audio descriptions for games, TV, movies, social media and advertising. Combining specialist AD writers, narrators, and recording capabilities to deliver enthralling and expressive realisations of visual content for blind & low vision players.

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Creative development specialists supporting studios with a range of design, UX and visual concepting services. Hand-in-hand with Player Research, SPOV is pleased to provide accessibility-focused UX/UI and accessibility feature co-development.

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Climax Studios

Thirty-year development veterans delivering innovative, creative projects spanning AAA and indie. Their vast experience in industry-leading co-dev includes accessibility-focused technical problem-solving and turnkey co-dev of accessibility features.

Find out more about Climax Studios


Crafting multi-award winning creative campaigns that engage millions of players every year. With support from Descriptive Video Works and Player Research, your TrailerFarm content reaches a diverse audience, leveraging high-quality closed captions and audio descriptions.

Find out more about TrailerFarm

Collaboration that informs inclusive gaming experiences.

We are determined to improve player experiences, progressing overall accessibility and inclusivity in gaming. We partner with people who want to do the same.

By listening to the diverse, lived experience of the accessibility gaming community – and working with them – we help studios and publishers proactively develop accessible experiences, for every player.

If you’re an accessibility consultant with expertise and experience in the field, a disabled content creator or an organisation that wants to improve accessibility standards and inclusivity in gaming, we want to hear from you, so we can collaborate on future projects where you’ll be paid fairly and on time.

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“Knowing that there is a service out there that is going to be there for us is reassuring because it always feels like you have to fight just to be acknowledged.”

Radderss, disabled creator & consultant

Insight that informs inclusive gaming experiences.

We always welcome people from all backgrounds, levels of ability and gaming experiences to playtest with us, so we can represent the diversity of players across the world and support the development of accessible games.

Sign up to our list for a chance to play unreleased games at one of our labs, give feedback, and be compensated for your time. We hope to see you in one of our labs soon.

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“We want Control to be loved by as many players as possible. Player Research’s studies and our internal playtesting helped Remedy to remove barriers to play, for example, for players with colour-blindness.”

Elise Torfs, User Research Manager at Remedy Entertainment

Case studies


Climax Studios supports the accessible development of Returnal.

Find out more about Returnal

The Last of Us

Descriptive Video Works implements cutscene audio descriptions for The Last of Us Part I.

Find out more about The Last of Us

Get in touch so we can meet you where you’re at on your journey, advancing accessibility in gaming together.

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