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(Ended) 🌍✨ Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day ✨🌍

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LoFiGummy
LoFiGummy Posts: 1,495 Community Manager
edited May 31 in Discussions

Hey everyone!

Today let's talk about something super important, the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! 🎮✨ And join the conversation below and you could be one of the lucky 5 to win 25 gold bars!

What’s GAAD? 🤔💭

GAAD sparks conversations on digital access and inclusion. With around one billion people worldwide having disabilities, today is all about making the digital space welcoming for everyone. It all started off with a simple blog post and has since blossomed into a global event each May. How cool is that? 🌐

What's accessibility? 😲💭

Ever wonder why we tweak games to make sure everyone can join in the fun, no matter what? That's what accessibility is all about! Here’s what it includes:

  • 👁️ Visual: This is about helping everyone see the game better. Think about having text that’s easy to read and colors that stand out from each other!
  • 🎧 Auditory: This one’s for making sure everyone can follow along, even if they can’t hear the game sounds.
  • 🖐️ Motor: Here, we tweak our game controls so they're super easy to handle, even for players who might find it tough to use typical game setups.
  • 🧠 Cognitive: And lastly, we make the game simpler to understand and play for those who might need a bit more time to think things through, with clearer instructions and less complicated puzzles!

How do I participate? 🤩💭

  1. Learn and Win: Drop a comment with something new you’ve learned about accessibility for a chance to snag 25 gold bars! 👑
  2. Check out how Soda is celebrating accessibility with new settings and earn a badge! 💖 Go here for more information!

You have until May 30 2024 03:00 EST/ 09:00 CET to participate and you’ll find terms and conditions here.

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  • LoFiGummy
    LoFiGummy Posts: 1,495 Community Manager
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    Do we have anyone here who has heard about the Global Accessibility Awareness Day? Or are you learning about it now for the first time? 😎

  • Diamond_Lim
    Diamond_Lim Posts: 157,326 Diamond Diaries Moderator
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    Wow! That was so helpful, useful and awesome works for these accessibilities on King's games! Thank you for your working these accessibilities on King's games so hardly now! @LoFiGummy and King Community Team! 👍😄🤗

    Also check more Community Hub exciting threads and contests here (Click on spoiler warming button) 👇😊

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    Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day to All of You! Everyone! 🌍♿🎉🥳

    💎 Diamond Lim 💎

  • Lou_2002
    Lou_2002 Posts: 286 Level 3
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    II'm just hearing about it now but it sounded awesome

  • 200mimis
    200mimis Posts: 2,388 Level 5
    edited May 15
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    I have learned about improved accessibility for players in King games for better game play. I now have precision and greyscale visibility available to select as a check mark in my settings.
    A global goal for King is making WiFi available to those who don’t have WiFi available like Malawi.

  • PaulaB1
    PaulaB1 Posts: 699 Level 3
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    I hadn't heard of Accessibility Day; I think these are some cool ideas to help people with limitations.

  • Lou_2002
    Lou_2002 Posts: 286 Level 3
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    Ive learned the flashing is really a fun feature to play

  • MollyS
    MollyS Posts: 6,921 Pro Player 👑
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    I learned that today is the 13th anniversary of GAAD. There is lots of helpful information on their website 😊

  • Spinnifix
    Spinnifix Posts: 25,298 Sweet Legend
    edited May 16
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    @LoFiGummy

    I've never heard of this day. Only I have been
    here for 5 years and often read that players had various problems. Even
    I had a problem in Farm Hereos with the fruits having a number and it
    was always flashing. I commented on this because I have a circulatory
    problem. That's why I made a suggestion. QueenB was still the CM for
    the farm games and agreed with me.
    Yes, I also had trouble with the yellow candies and cookies in Friends.
    I couldn't really tell the difference and it was hard to see because
    they were so similar. I had an idea for this. Either leave out the
    yellow candies or design the cookies differently.
    I can say that to myself.

    I saw this post by chance while I was in the game corner.🙋‍♀️

    I have to make one more addition. This is only
    possible in the community.
    The players who are outside will not write to customer service, but
    will then uninstall it again. This should not be forgotten. Yes, now
    there is the help center I fought for. Very few people will write
    there. There used to be no help center.

  • nekocat
    nekocat Posts: 15,769 Level 5
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    Hi @LoFiGummy thank you for your threads here and in CCSS . I knew already about accessibility and that society in general needs to adapt for a more inclusive community. But I had never heard of this special GAAD day. Thank you very much for pointing it to us and for highlighting all the features existing in King games for an accessible, fun and comfortable gaming experience for all 🙏

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