Ninja Kitchen

Accessibility for educational games is a work in progress across the industry. We continually seek solutions to make our products fully accessible and we strive to adhere to established standards for accessibility and usability on each new project. Some of our older products may not be accessible in all areas, and have not been optimized for 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

Ninja Kitchen helps learners understand food safety issues including cross-contamination, the danger of storing foods at incorrect temperatures, and the importance of cooking meat to the proper temperature.

Accommodations

Interface

Ninja Kitchen is only playable on platforms that support Adobe Flash, which may no longer be supported by browsers beginning 2020.

Color blindness

No key elements of the game are identified by red or green colors.

Visual aspects

Font color, size, and type cannot be adjusted.

Audio

Ambient noise is used; however, the game can be completed without sound.

Language

This game is available in English.

Subtitles

Subtitles are letterboxed and easy to read. The subtitles identify the speaker, and audio cues are accompanied by visual cues.

Input Devices

Requires mouse or trackpad, may be accessible for some special equipment replacing trackpad. It does not include an option to map buttons to the keyboard, which may create difficulty for those who need longer to perform tasks with the mouse.

Cognitive aspects

Ninja Kitchen does not include a practice mode to allow players to familiarize themselves with the game’s controls nor does it feature an option allowing players to remap keys, which may create difficulties for those who need longer to perform tasks with the mouse.

Fine Motor Difficulties

While the game does not demand button mashing, emphasis is placed on movement timing. Gameplay requires rapid clicking to successfully prep the kitchen for service and serve customers in a timely fashion. Ninja Kitchen is extremely reliant upon precision and may not be suitable for players with fine motor issues or hand eye coordination difficulties.