Accessibility for Blind Cyclists

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Hello,

There is already a post on accessibility features for blind people at https://forums.zwift.com/t/accessibility-for-blind-cyclists/514123. That thread requests accessibility features without saying what features are required.

This thread lists feature requests that would improve the user experience for Zwift athletes with low vision, , and visual impairment. Such features are likely also to improve the UX for everyone.

The quick-fix changes improve the readability of the existing user interface (I).

  • Change text to improve contrast.
  • Distance/Time to finish - a darker text colour would be easier to read.
  • Workout interval list - darker text colours would be easier to read.
  • Ride leader flag at bottom of screen - back text would be easier to read than white against the yellow marker.
  • Rider list - text colour contrasting with background colour would be easier to read.

For those of us with lower levels of vision, the addition of some text-to0speech (TTS) would be amazing.

  • TTS for workout instruction, and encouragement comments.
  • TTS on rider messages

Hotkeys to announce:

  • Ride stats: speed, distance, time
  • Rider stats: heartrate, power

These are just the features that I have thought of, but there may be others that other visually impaired users may need to improve their rider experience.

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