[games_access] Terminology

Sandra Uhling sandra_uhling at web.de
Fri Dec 3 11:44:14 EST 2010

Hi Lynsey,

I think this video will help you.

Maybe you can describe the situation and what kind of disability the
referred people have?

A good description in general is: Persons with Disabilities, short PwDs.

Best regards,

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Von: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org] Im
Auftrag von Lynsey Graham
Gesendet: Freitag, 3. Dezember 2010 17:25
An: 'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'
Betreff: [games_access] Terminology

Hello all,

I was wondering if I could ask for advice. I’ve just moved onto a project,
and noticed that one of the lines of dialogue refers to ‘handicapped
people’. From what I’ve gathered, quite a few people find this term
offensive – is this generally the case? We’re trying to decide whether to
cut the line, or whether to keep it (as some people on the team have never
heard that it’s offensive).

Any feedback would be much appreciated!



Lynsey Graham

Designer | Blitz Games




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