[games_access] Terminology

Sandra Uhling sandra_uhling at web.de
Fri Dec 3 12:18:17 EST 2010


Hi,

"führen Blinde", mh good question, it sounds odd. Yes it is only for blind
people.
And the dogs do much more than just guide someone.

Maybe: ... supporting blind and deaf people?
Or: .... supporting people, e.g. blind and deaf people?
Or: ... supporting persons with a disability?
Or: ... supporting persons who have a disability?

(but be careful, my English is not so good)


In German we usually say Blindenhunde "blind dog", people know what this is
very well.
There is also ?????? "hearing dogs", but this is not well known.
Maybe there is one special term, but this term is not very well known.

Best regards,
Sandra

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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?

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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

Designer | Blitz Games







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