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Welcome to Access Granted. A podcast of conversations about accessibility in Video Games. Hosted by YouTuber and Accessibility Advocate Steve Saylor. Each episode Steve chats with prominent people in the accessibility community. We discuss what can be done to push accessibility forward in the industry from the Xbox Adaptive Controller to Easy Modes = Equality Modes and so much more.

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Welcome to Access Granted. A podcast of conversations about accessibility in Video Games. Hosted by YouTuber and Accessibility Advocate Steve Saylor. Each episode Steve chats with prominent people in the accessibility community. We discuss what can be done to push accessibility forward in the industry from the Xbox Adaptive Controller to Easy Modes = Equality Modes and so much more.

    BONUS: Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Too easy, or not too easy, that is the question.

    BONUS: Final Fantasy 7 Remake - Too easy, or not too easy, that is the question.

    In this BONUS episode of Access Granted. Cherry Thompson, Grant Stoner, John Phipps and myself sit down to discuss a Kotaku article that was recently posted about Final Fantasy 7's Remake's Easy mode and it was too easy and was a joke. We discuss accessibility, difficulty modes, and so much more!

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    • 50 min
    Ian Hamilton - What does the future of accessibility look like?

    Ian Hamilton - What does the future of accessibility look like?

    In this episode of Access Granted, I talk to Ian Hamilton. Ian is the one most well known in the accessibility community as one of the few specialists who has been working in gaming accessibility for over 12 years. We chat about his work, his project gameaccessibilityguidelines.com, the subject of text size in games and the future of accessibility in gaming in 2020 and beyond.

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    • 57 min
    Cherry Thompson - What does it mean to consult with a studio about accessibility?

    Cherry Thompson - What does it mean to consult with a studio about accessibility?

    In this episode of Access Granted, I welcome my friend and mentor Cherry Thompson. Cherry is an accessibility specialist who has worked on making games accessible for studios like Guerilla Games, Bungie, Media Molecule, Ubisoft and many more.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Bryce Johnson - Co-Inventor of the Xbox Adaptive Controller

    Bryce Johnson - Co-Inventor of the Xbox Adaptive Controller

    In this episode of Access Granted, I welcome my guest Bryce Johnson. Bryce works as the Inclusive Lead at Microsoft. He is also the co-inventor of the Xbox Adaptive Controller and is an ambassador for Accessibility within Microsoft and Xbox.

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    • 36 min
    Steve Spohn - COO of Able Gamers

    Steve Spohn - COO of Able Gamers

    In this episode of Access Granted, I welcome my guest Steve Spohn. Steve is the COO of Able Gamers. He's the recipient of the Global Gaming Citizen Award at The Gamer Awards in 2018, has helped collaborate on the Xbox Adaptive Controller and so much more.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
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    Welcome to Access Granted. The podcast of conversations about accessibility in Video Games. Brand new episode launches 02/24/20!

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