Monster School Bus
Accessibility for educational games is a work in progress across the industry. We continually seek solutions to make our products fully accessible, and consider the latest recommendations for each new game we develop.
Some of our older products may meet current accessibility recommendations. Here, we offer the content and approach of this game, so that learners are better able to find alternative content and ways of learning.
Content of the game
In Monster School Bus, the player is challenged to add decimals, whole numbers, and fractions to fill their bus to its maximum capacity. Additionally, the player will be tasked with collecting a plethora of magic potions which give a more monster-like appearance to the town, while increasing the bus driver star rating.
The game is played using the computer keyboard, and does not allow the player to remap keys. It may be challenging for players who have difficulty performing fine motor skill tasks, as this game demands physical precision.
Monster School Bus is reliant upon visual graphics and includes items that red/green colorblind players may struggle to make out; however, colorblind options are present. Letterboxed subtitles are present, and easy to read. The font color, type, and size cannot be adjusted on this interactive game. The game menu is easy to see, read, and use. The subtitles identify the speaker, and audio cues are accompanied by visual cues. Ambient noise is used; however, the game can be completed without sound. Monster School Bus is only playable on platforms that support Adobe Flash, which may no longer be supported by browsers beginning in 2020. It is not supported on mobile devices. Monster School Bus does not include a practice mode; however, it does include an introductory play screen to allow the player to familiarize themselves with the controls. The game is accessible in both English and Spanish.