The Game Awards To Offer First-Ever Live Audio Descriptions For Visually Impaired Fans

One of the most prestigious video gaming events of the year, The Game Awards, is set to take place on 10 December. With steadily increasing viewership every year, it seems the organisers of the award show are taking steps to ensure that as many viewers will be able to enjoy the show with an all-new special live audio descriptive mode for the visually impaired.

The award show’s creator Geoff Keighley announced the addition of the new mode on Twitter. According to Keighley’s tweet, the special mode will be made available on YouTube Gaming and will allow those with impaired vision to still enjoy the show with a live description of what is happening on stage.

“Accessibility matters,” said Keighley in his tweet.

This year’s The Game Awards will be presented by former Nintendo boss Reggie Fils-Aime, Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson, Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot, and Spider-Man’s Tom Holland, amongst several others. 

Some of the games that have been nominated include Hades, The Last of Us Part 2, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.