[games_access] Game Accessibility web-site - PC time

Reid Kimball rkimball at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 00:03:47 EST 2006


Ah, good definitions, I learned something new today!

-Reid

On 2/6/06, Thomas Westin <thomas at pininteractive.com> wrote:
> yes I agree gamer is much better
>
> just for information, there are definitions for impairment, disability and
> handicap defined by WHO. Basically they are
> - impairment: an impairment that doesn't stop you from living your every day
> life, work etc
> - disability: an impairment that demands special assistance / tools etc to
> handle every day life, work
> - handicap: this has nothing to do with the individual, but with the
> environment. Example: In Doom3 deaf gamers are handicapped, but in Doom3[CC]
> they are not.
>
> /Thomas
>
> 9 years of development and education with Adobe/Macromedia Director
> Award at the Independent Games Festival: www.terraformers.nu
> Founder of IGDA Game Accessibility SIG www.igda.org/accessibility
> http://www.pininteractive.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sander Huiberts NEWS" <news at ebass.nl>
> To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
> Sent: Friday, February 03, 2006 3:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [games_access] Game Accessibility web-site - PC time
>
>
> >
> > Hello All!
> >
> > 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...
> >
> > Sander
> >
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >>
> >> Barrie
> >> www.OneSwitch.org.uk
> >>
> >>
> >>
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