I'm a visually impaired Simmer and I've been playing sims games for thirteen years. Lately I've noticed that playing Sims 4 has gotten a lot harder to do now that I can read any of the font (not on action wheel cues, not in the gallery, not build-buy objects, not notifications) It's getting discouraging. I've been very positive and accepting of my developing vision impairment, but losing my ability to play Sims games would be devastating to me because it's always been the way I really express myself (that and with writing)
If Sims for could add a few new features to their game options, that would change a lot for me.
My ideas on those changes:
Visually impaired or legally blind people all see different from each other and everyone has different needs, but something like this would be a very literal game changer. I found a few Simmers on Twitter who either struggle to play the game or have given up on it because their vision makes it too difficult. I think making a more accessible game would change a lot for both the people who play it, and the people/company who make the game.
I came here Friday to post about this, but I felt I wouldn't be heard so I never posted it. Then I saw another thread I commented on got the attention of a community manager, so maybe it is possible that I will be heard, because this is something important to me and it would change a lot for me. I don't want to lose Sims or one of the ways I can express myself creatively (specifically in build/buy mode)
I understand the frustration currently a while back of accessible tools that are free with my mentor:
All Talk to text options free don't seem to properly work with games or mobile browsers so suggested looking for charities that will pay for speech for text is best option.
I am going to see about the other software or accessible tools that are free not everyone has money to put features for gaming etc.
Give me time to talk to a recreational therapist and I will get back to you.
August - last edited August
Thank you for this topic.
I am visually impaired.
I've been playing since the sims 1 came out. but I can't play sims 4 because my blindness has progressed.
I was playing with dark mode for a while, but after the updates to the game, the dark mode stopped working.
It would be great for us if a dark mode option, which makes it easier to read the texts in the game and which we can choose as an in-game feature,
is added as soon as possible.
While I can still play sims 3, I cannot read the texts and play sims 4 due to the colors in the game.