[games_access] Sign Language for hearing impaired gamers in Half Life 2: Episode 3?

m.bernal at roehampton.ac.uk m.bernal at roehampton.ac.uk
Wed Aug 12 07:56:46 EDT 2009


Couldn't agree more.

I constantly use subtitles myself as a visual memo, to appreciate linguistic and literary devices, to learn and improve vocabulary, foreign languages, ...

You'd be right to think I am bias, but I have been doing this since I was a kid and my hearing and sight are good.

Take care.

Miguel Á. Bernal-Merino
Lecturer in Game and Media Localisation
Queen's Building QB133
Roehampton University London
80 Roehampton Lane
SW15 5SL
LONDON
Tel: (00 44) (0) 208 392 3799

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Subject: Re: [games_access] Sign Language for hearing impaired gamers in Half Life 2: Episode 3?

Sandra,

subtitles are great, not just for hearing impaired.

eg noisy environments, equipment without audio.
if English is not your first language, text with audio is a great help.
one could even search for text, though not audio yet.

allowing the user to access information in a format they like.

regards

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On 12 Aug 2009, at 09:11, Sandra Uhling wrote:


> When we provide sign language, we still have to provide subtitle?


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