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Gears 5 has a plethora of deaf/HOH accessibility options

Can I Play That? actually gave it a perfect score in all of the categories regarding these features.

Can I Play That? is a group that helps with video game accessibility work, and as pointed out by Klobrille on Twitter, Gears 5 is the first AAA game to get a perfect score in terms of deaf/hard of hearing accesibility from the site.

This was actually revealed by Can I Play That?'s Editor in Chief, granting perfect scores for Visual Representation of Dialogue, Visual Representation of Sound, Visual Cues, Controller Vibration, and Player Communication.

This is made possible by several options, including font size, toggles for the HUD, and even text to speech and speech to text for multiplayer, so The Coalition has clearly put some thought into how Gears 5 can be better for everyone.

Considerations around accessibility are becoming increasingly common in games, and it's unsurprising from a Microsoft title, since they're responsible for the Xbox Adaptive Controller as well. A lot of games, including Ghost Recon: Breakpoint's current beta, also have options for colourblindness too.

What other games are accessible, in your experience?

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