iTIPS Food Safety

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 Website

Users explore rooms in a food facility, interacting with workers to learn the best food safety practices.


Gameplay is conducted via mouse or trackpad clicking. May be accessible for special equipment replacing trackpad.

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Fine Motor Skills

The interactive can be completed using either mouse/trackpad or keyboard commands and is minimally reliant on clicking precision.

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Color Blindness

All graphics were tested using the Sim Daltonism app and other browser-based color blindness and color contrast checkers.

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Visual Aspects

Keyboard zooming options are available; however, there are no fullscreen mode capabilities available at this time.

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Text is present and letterboxed.

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This game is web-based.

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This game is available in English.

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Cognitive Aspects

This game does not contain a practice mode. However, players are able to take as much time as they need to navigate, with no repercussions. Quiz questions can be tried repeatedly with no repercussions.

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Sound effects are present, but the game is able to be played without sound.

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Produced by New Mexico State University in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts and Iowa State University as part of research supported by the National Institute of Food Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under award number 2021-0654-1027178

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