Why we should make Steam more accessible?

Valve Corporation

18%

of the people in the US have a disability and many of those people are gamers who would like to enjoy computer games

Who does benefit from increasing accessibility?

All gamers
Especially:
Gamers with disabilities
Gamers that are aging

Improving steamcommunity.com

Steamcommunity.com is very important to improve because it is where all the games are published, marketed and sold.
Furthermore, steamcommunity has thousands of users with profile where they highlight their achievements.
That website barely accessible and does not follow any standards that improve web accessibility.
A lot of work should be done so that the website would conform to the standards of web accessibility.
Thousands of dollars should be invested on that website to make it accessible for all websites.

Business benefits

Increase the number of sales of games
Improve the store with more games tailored for people with disabilities
Boost the profits of the company in general

more sales!

Do you want to get sued?

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) enforces websites to be accessible to blind and disabled users

From 1st October 1999 a service provider has to take reasonable steps to change a practice which makes it unreasonably difficult for disabled people to make use of its services.

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
 
 

You have added captioning for Portal 2 which is a great step. more needs to be done!

Thanks!

George Chalhoub
 
 
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