[games_access] Terminology

Siobhan Thomas four at nucleus.com
Fri Dec 3 12:11:12 EST 2010


how about assisting people with disabilities?

the broader area is assistance animals...

eg http://www.nationalmssociety.org/living-with-multiple-sclerosis/mobility-and-accessibility/assistance-animals/index.aspx


On 3 Dec 2010, at 17:06, Lynsey Graham wrote:


> The line in question is:

>

> "Dogs are kept as pets but many also work for a living. They help

> out in all sorts of ways from pulling sleds, herding, helping the

> handicapped, guarding and hunting"

>

> It just strikes me as possibly being a bit awkwardly worded with the

> potential to offend. Strangely, the German translation seems to

> just refer to "führen Blinde", which I'm assuming is just referring

> to blindness?

>

> -----Original Message-----

> From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org

> ] On Behalf Of Sandra Uhling

> Sent: 03 December 2010 16:44

> To: 'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'

> Subject: Re: [games_access] Terminology

>

> Hi Lynsey,

>

> I think this video will help you.

> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVqz0LKphws&feature=player_embedded

>

> 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,

> Sandra

>

>

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----

> 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!

>

>

> Cheers,

>

>

> Lynsey

>

>

>

> Lynsey Graham

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