Working on a game that uses some secret code in certain areas. Sort of a substitution cipher using symbols to make a way to force the player to decode, over time, what symbol is what in order to find secret messages. These messages aren’t needed to complete the game, but could give a leg up in doing so.
The issue here is screen reader software will choke on these symbols.
So, my friends, I ask for suggestions for what would be fun for those who use screen readers. Should I:
Simply replace the code with English.
Or name the symbols somehow and have said alternate text print when my game’s screen reader compatibility mode is active (already have that working).
The first one makes it too simple. The latter might be interesting, but I don’t know if that would be fun for those who need it. For example, a code of circular shapes might be circular shapes normally, but in screen reader compat mode be “circle, bisected circle, black circle, half circle.”