[games_access] disability or limitation?
mark at ablegamers.com
Tue Nov 3 14:47:07 EST 2009
I did not know handicapped was out. I use it to describe myself, and
it I have a handicapped parking tag and that is what many of the signs
Handicapped does not bother me. Very few names bother me (and trust me
I have been called a lot of names). I think that Steve is correct that
"crippled" is not a good word to use, it may even get you runover.
Maybe that and "Gimpy" , I do not like to be called gimpy.
On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 1:45 PM, D. Michelle Hinn <hinn at uiuc.edu> wrote:
> That is how we phrase it in the US as well. You could say "people with a
> disability" or "people with limited mobility/sight/hearing" but "limitation"
> is a tricky word when you enter the cognitive arena. To me, limitation
> sometimes sounds like you are saying that there's only so much a person can
> do; whereas disability sounds "more like" (ie, not exactly but slightly
> better than "limitations" seems to me) you are saying that a person can do
> as much as they can imagine doing (no limits) but it may be in a
> non-traditional manner (note that I did not say "normal"). Disability is not
> a perfect word either and it doesn't exactly say that the person can do as
> much as they imagine doing but it sounds closer to that.
> Handicapped is definitely on the "no" list in the US.
> On Nov 3, 2009, at 5:19 AM, Sandra Uhling wrote:
>> in Germany we use:
>> people with disability instead of disabled people.
>> Best regards,
>>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>>> Von: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-
>>> bounces at igda.org] Im Auftrag von Javier Mairena
>>> Gesendet: Dienstag, 3. November 2009 10:17
>>> An: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
>>> Betreff: Re: [games_access] disability or limitation?
>>> Good question Sandra!!
>>> In Spain we are changing the world that people use.
>>> We have been using disabled people or handicapped. But these words have
>>> bad means. They are not disable people!! is the society that is not
>>> accesible for them!!
>>> Who is the disabled people in a dark room?? the blind or the not
>>> Why the not blind is not disabled in this society?? becaouse we have
>>> adapted the room with a light.
>>> We are now changing to the word "functional diversity". We say people
>>> with funcional diverity in visuals, or mobility, or cognitive, or
>>> But yet most people use the older terminology.
>>> 2009/11/2 Sandra Uhling <sandra_uhling at web.de>
>>> What do you think about this?
>>> We always use the word "disability".
>>> Maybe it would be better to use another word?
>>> E.g. limitations?
>>> Lot of the features do help all gamers.
>>> And every gamer can be sometimes "disabled".
>>> Best regards,
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Mark C. Barlet
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