Anytime I say I’m a blind gamer, people are perplexed and don’t understand why I would even want to attempt playing video games.
The first thing people need to understand is that the word blind encompasses a broad range of visual disabilities. Being legally blind and completely blind are two different things, but both come with challenges and frustrations. Prevailing public perception is that gaming is limited to those with sight.
It’s only within the last six years that the gaming industry has seen an increase in AAA games featuring accessibility options. I recently played three of PlayStation 5’s popular titles and will discuss them from the perspective of a legally blind gamer.