[games_access] Game Accessibility web-site - PC time
Sander Huiberts NEWS
news at ebass.nl
Fri Feb 3 09:24:27 EST 2006
I'm new here, although Richard has kept me informed...I will be at the
GDC with Richard! Besides the fact that I play the double bass and some
other minor differences, my activities are very much the same as Richard
(PhD game audio, AudioGames.net, GDC, etc).
I would like to react to Barrie...I've encountered that (for instance) a
blind person will (almost) never say he is visually impaired. I think it
has to do with the target audience. Considering the target audience for
the specific forum I think Richard and I did not select the correct
terminology for a forum, it is too repulsive. Or at least, when we want
gamers to discuss there...
The terminology Barrie comes up with is much better!
That's my opinion...
Barrie Ellis schreef:
> Some thing that stands out to me looking at the
> http://www.accessibility.nl/games/index.php?pagefile=games web-site
> is the terminology. I know a number of disabled people in the UK that
> would wince at the use of the word 'impairment' for the four genres.
> Instead of...
> Gaming with a visual impairment
> Gaming with an auditory impairment
> Gaming with a motoric impairment
> Gaming with a cognitive impairment
> the following might be more PC:
> Partially sighted and Blind gamers
> Deaf gamers
> Physically disabled gamers
> Learning disabled gamers
> I think there'll be a fair bit of bleed between the genres too. Looks
> a really interesting project though.
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