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EA Sports has improved accessibility in Madden NFL 17 with larger icons, colorblind support, 5 levels of brightness/contrast and more. If you want to request other accessibility options, make sure to tweet the team here.

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Any in-world icon that is prompting user interaction (pass, catch, tackle battle, etc.) will be about twice as big. Augmented UI banners will gracefully enlarge, but will still be prevented from filling too much of the screen. The kick meter is larger and it pins itself to the screen, instead of being placed in the world. These changes have been tested by internal Madden NFL developers that also have vision issues, such as macular degeneration.

We estimate that over half a million current Madden NFL users are colorblind*. Bright primary colors are used all over Madden NFL, so there were issues with many menus and on-field art. Filters seemed to be a great way to go, as they cover the entire game, including all menus. Red, green, and blue weak colorblindness are all supported and tested, with great results.

Source - EA Sports

Game: Madden NFL 17Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3 / PS4 / Xbox 360 / Xbox OneVotes for game: 16 - View All
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# 1 GoJags904 @ 06/10/16 03:17 PM
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This is a very welcomed change.
 
# 2 Cowboy008 @ 06/10/16 03:18 PM
That's nice that they are making it easier for people to play the game.
 
# 3 canes2008 @ 06/10/16 03:20 PM
This is awesome I'm disabled and visually impaired and love madden


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# 4 DeuceDouglas @ 06/10/16 03:31 PM
This is great. Other games have done this and it's good to see them stepping up to implement this stuff. Only change I would change is maybe allowing options for specific items. I don't have vision issues but I like the way the big kick meter looks and wouldn't mind using that by default.
 
# 5 cthurt @ 06/10/16 03:41 PM
This is something I always wanted in sports game the contrast and brightness setting, huge move Madden hope other sports games follow suit.
 
# 6 NateDogPack12 @ 06/10/16 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by canes2008
This is awesome I'm disabled and visually impaired and love madden


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I'm going to send them a lot of positive feedback over this. We need to really praise them for considering visually impaired people. I hope this helps you enjoy the game more.
 
# 7 charter04 @ 06/10/16 03:47 PM
great additions. I like the larger icons because I'm getting older and like to play sitting on the couch further back. I am also color blind and am looking forward to using the color blind feature.

I also love the addition of brightness and contrast settings.

So glad EA is adding more options. Hopefully they add more for sliders too.
 
# 8 Sparkles @ 06/10/16 03:58 PM
Yea this is a great move. I wonder if playing with those brightness and contrast settings, the in-game lighting would look better. Can't wait to try it out
 
# 9 Gilley @ 06/10/16 04:04 PM
Good on the dev team for this! The more options, the better.
 
# 10 cthurt @ 06/10/16 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Sparkles
Yea this is a great move. I wonder if playing with those brightness and contrast settings, the in-game lighting would look better. Can't wait to try it out


I'm wondering the same thing, maybe it can give the on field graphics more of a pop that it needs.
 
# 11 noplace @ 06/10/16 04:41 PM
Nice additions. Hope they fixed the passing cam that wouldnt shut off during CFM
 
# 12 Brightline @ 06/10/16 04:53 PM
They did this instead of a draft board!

Obviously a joke. Really nice that they did this and kind of makes you wonder why nobody else has. Seems (to me a non programmer) to be easy enough.
 
# 13 NateDogPack12 @ 06/10/16 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Brightline
They did this instead of a draft board!

Obviously a joke. Really nice that they did this and kind of makes you wonder why nobody else has. Seems (to me a non programmer) to be easy enough.
Your joke wasn't funny.
 
# 14 Brightline @ 06/10/16 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by NateDogPack12
Your joke wasn't funny.
Hmmm...to clarify, the emoji was supposed to represent my comment about a draftboard as being "silly." Certainly not making fun of vision impairment.
 
# 15 NateDogPack12 @ 06/10/16 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Brightline
Hmmm...to clarify, the emoji was supposed to represent my comment about a draftboard as being "silly." Certainly not making fun of vision impairment.
That's not the point.

The point is that adding resources for the disabled has NOTHING to do with your draft board and there's nothing funny about insinuating otherwise.
 
# 16 Cowboy008 @ 06/10/16 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by DeuceDouglas
This is great. Other games have done this and it's good to see them stepping up to implement this stuff. Only change I would change is maybe allowing options for specific items. I don't have vision issues but I like the way the big kick meter looks and wouldn't mind using that by default.
I've been going back and forth on this. Yeah it makes it easier to see but having it small may make the kicking game a little harder.
 
# 17 Toupal @ 06/10/16 05:28 PM
The more options, the happier I am. Good job!
 
# 18 Brightline @ 06/10/16 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by NateDogPack12
That's not the point.

The point is that adding resources for the disabled has NOTHING to do with your draft board and there's nothing funny about insinuating otherwise.
Obviously the sarcasm was lost on you. That was exactly my point. Anyway back on topic, like I said, I'm surprise this is the first game to do it and this seems like the type of thing that would be easy to follow.
 
# 19 Guapo516 @ 06/10/16 07:31 PM
Kinda seems like a good move, but I'd actually like to see the icons under the players feet because of how big they are and triangle seems to be blocking a defender to some degree.
 
# 20 rkocjay @ 06/10/16 07:37 PM
i think this is great for people with these vision problems.
 

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