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Guest Post: The problem of being a colorblind gamer

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A recent College Humor roundtable discussed the topic of enabling disable gamers. In the video, they featured a quadriplegic gamer who plays Call of Duty multiplayer (rather successfully) with just his face. This gamer, Chuck Bittner, is petitioning game developers for one simple thing: custom button remapping. If the button layout for a game is a certain way, he can’t play it. So he wants the ability to change the layouts to something that works for him.

I can’t play Aquaria because I can’t differentiate the colors for the different songs well enough. I didn’t buy Super Puzzle Figher II Turbo HD Remix because I couldn’t tell the difference between some of the blocks. I have massive trouble with Zuma because my eyes can’t tell the blue balls from the purple and the green balls from the yellow. When I play Risk: Factions I can’t tell the difference between the green and yellow territories and have to ask my fiancĂ©e which ones are which color.

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