Angel’s Game Accessibility Ratings
Rating Roblox games on how disability-accessible they are, and helping developers learn to make games accessible.
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Hey DevForum! I’m Angel, and if you follow my posts, you know I talk a fair bit about disability, being disabled, and how it affects my experience on Roblox and as a developer.
My most famous post is even specifically about features that can make a game accessible!
I play a lot of games, and very often, I find myself complaining about an accessibility issue. Normally, if I’m invested in the game, I’ll find their suggestions channel on their Discord and suggest fixes to make the game more accessible.
However, I often get brushed aside…
Finding accessible games is pretty difficult for a lot of us disabled Roblox users, even if our disability is relatively minor. Sometimes the game itself has an issue, other times it’s the community, there’s just too many factors at play.
In the eyes of game devs, we often are considered too little a demographic to care about, so accessibility gets put on the side, nudged to the bottom of priority lists, if they’re in the mind of the devs at all.
So, sadly, we have to find out what games are accessible and which ones aren’t on our own.
But fear not, I’m here to try and at least curb that problem! In this thread I’m going to assess various Roblox games I visit and play for how accessible they are and give them a rating from 0 to 10, 0 being not accessible at all, and 10 being very accessible.
My hope is that developers see these ratings and take into mind the suggestions made, even if it’s not their own game!
This is a chance to learn from the mistakes and/or good features of games, and make games better experiences for the disabled Roblox community.
This is a resource for not only players, but developers too!
How It Works
Games will be rated on a scale of 0 to 10. 0 is the worst, 10 is the best.
- 0-1: Completely inaccessible. This game is incredibly unfriendly to disabled players and should be avoided.
- 2-3: Mostly inaccessible. There’s some upsides, but the cons outweigh the pros.
- 4-6: Average. The pros and cons are pretty much equal.
- 7-8: Mostly accessible. There’s things that can be fixed here and there, but the game is very friendly.
- 9-10: Incredibly accessible. The game is stunningly accessible and very user-friendly.
In games where I have joined their community, I will also rate the safety of the community for disabled players.
Now, it should be mentioned much of my rating of the game will be from the lens of how accessible it is to me. Every disabled person is different!
For some context, the conditions I have that severely affect my ability to play games are my autism, PTSD, psychosis, carpal tunnel, chronic pain, chronic migraines, and all the symptoms that come with those.
I will address accessibility for other disabilities, but I may lack in information, so I won’t be perfect.
New game ratings will be posted here in the thread as they’re made, then this post will be edited so they’re linked below so others can see them!
Thread Discussion Rules
Discussion is allowed and welcome on this thread, but there’s a few things I have to ask of.
Disabled people have priority say, as accessibility is about us. Please respect that if you aren’t disabled, you don’t have a say in our issues and some other topics that involve us and our wellbeings. Please do not speak over us or speak “for” us, we can speak for ourselves. We aren’t helpless and we should not be silenced.
Don’t be rude, please. This should go without saying, but I always, inevitably, get one person in my threads nagging me for dare saying disabled people should be treated with respect.
Don’t start arguments, for the love of god. This isn’t a place to argue, this is a place to learn.
Do ask questions! Remember that the best source of info on a disability is a person with that disability, however. Questions are encouraged!
Don’t be upset if a game gets rated poorly, and don’t argue for a game’s rating. Unless there’s been an update to the particular things I mention, don’t ask me to change the game’s rating.
I don’t play every game! You can suggest games, but some things I won’t play, or I just can’t. My PC is lower-end and my wi-fi is very below average, so keep this in mind. i won’t play certain games due to my health (very often my PTSD) or simply because I’m not interested in the game.
That being said, if you’re disabled and play a particular game I don’t, feel free to rate it yourself! I’ll include it in the unofficial ratings list. Please don’t rate a game if you yourself aren’t disabled, though.
- None yet. Be patient!