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blindndangerous
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Hey, I just started playing earlier today, and while I thank you for making the entire game in HTML5, their are a few things that, as a blind player, might make it a bit easier for blind players to play. when looking at the field, it might help if cards were links. When using a screenreader (a program that converts text to speech), the cards are just their names. This is fine, however, if we have multiple cards, it’d be faster to just tab through them, especially once you know the effects of them. Another thing that would help is to label the energy costs for the cards. Right now, I’m guessing that they have graphics or the numbers are in different colors to differentiate the energy costs. If it is graphics, their are ways to label graphics with alt text, so that screenreaders can tell what it is. The most popular screenreaders are jaws http://www.freedomscientific.com and nvda http://www.nvda-project.org. If you want to check out them to see how your game plays with them, that might help you with some changes that you could make. Myself and the one who brought me over to the game are both blind, and if at all needed, I’d be happy to help you test things if you need it. Thanks, and keep up the great work.

keign
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Also a way to figure out what color card was what would be super helpful. Hard to make a deck of certain colors when I don’t know what cards are what color. Seriously a great game and really appreciate the work done on it.

jortiz
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so far I have managed to look at all my cards, but wen I was duing the tutorial I won all the time. I am also blind.

solitea
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This is fantastic stuff. Thanks for making this thread. I am not involved with development of Orbs, but this post will stick with me. And if I ever make a game, I will make sure it is accessible.

blindndangerous
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That’s awesome to know. Good luck if you ever do make a game. You really do open yourself up a whole new market. It’s a bit more challenging yes, but you might get more users if you do it.

pickhardt
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There was a blind player a while ago who emailed me, and I added aria-labels to the energy values for him. For instance, 1 black has an aria-label of “1B” and 2 colorless has an aria-label of “2C”

Are you guys not hearing those when scanning over the card’s energy cost?

keign
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I’m not seeing that for some reason. All I see are numbers without letters.

pickhardt
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None of you hear the aria-labels? From what I’ve read and was told, that’s the way to add labels for this sort of thing:

https://dev.opera.com/articles/ux-accessibility-aria-label/

keign
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I’m trying to start a game with a computer to test it one more time to make sure, but I keep getting game over and that I win messages randomly.

blindndangerous
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Let me try with jaws, and see if that can see them. It might be NVDA. So trying it with jaws, I still don’t see it. Looking at the deck editor, I just see the numbers. I did find this though, but unsure if it will help. https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/1362

keign
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Ok so I see the cost, but only after I press enter on the card to play it for some reason.

pickhardt
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Can you guys check this out and let me know which ones you can read?

https://jsfiddle.net/o5wm038d/2/

keign
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I saw two sets of numbers. One to like 9 or 10 where 5, 7, and 9 were labeled. The other was just numbers from 1 to 3 with no label.

keign
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I should mention by labeled I just mean I could see the tag, so I don’t think that’s what you’re wanting us to see.

pickhardt
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I don’t think you did it right.

It should first say “There are three numbers below. There are aria-labels with the colors. Which colors can you successfully read?”

Then there are three numbers beneath it. They are energy costs, with aria-labels. I structured all three differently to test which ones work.

Use this new link:

https://jsfiddle.net/o5wm038d/2/

keign
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Ok I see all three numbers, but none have anything besides the numbers. It just says 1, 2, 3.

blindndangerous
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All we see is your code. It shows everything. So all of your tags, not everything as it would look once it’s compiled.

blindndangerous
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Pretty sure you’re seeing the line numbers. I see the things that he wants us to look at, but they’re showing it as code.

im_the_goodguy_lolol
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Um… I’m going put this bluntly. How do blind people read on computer screens? I know of Braille, but i’m not sure how that would work on computer monitors. No offence intended by the way, i’m just curious.

blindndangerous
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Click the links in my first post.

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