[games_access] Terminology

BlazeEagle blazeeagle at suddenlink.net
Fri Dec 3 16:55:03 EST 2010


I personally don't find it that offensive but each person has their own
preference. For physical disability, is "physically challenged" more "P.C."?
For visual disabilities, How about "visually challenged" for visual
disabilities?

It really just boils down to semantics & how sensitive one is.

Aaron

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> Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 16:25:14 -0000

> From: "Lynsey Graham" <lgraham at blitzgamesstudios.com>

> Subject: [games_access] Terminology

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> 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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> Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 17:44:14 +0100

> From: "Sandra Uhling" <sandra_uhling at web.de>

> Subject: Re: [games_access] Terminology

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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

>

>

> -----Urspr?ngliche 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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> Message: 3

> Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 17:06:52 -0000

> From: "Lynsey Graham" <lgraham at blitzgamesstudios.com>

> Subject: Re: [games_access] Terminology

> To: "'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'"

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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 "f?hren 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

>

>

> -----Urspr?ngliche 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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> Message: 4

> Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2010 17:11:45 -0000

> From: "Barrie Ellis" <oneswitch at gmail.com>

> Subject: Re: [games_access] Terminology

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> I much prefer the term Disabled Person/People, in the context that a

> person

> is disabled by something in their environment that poses a barrier to

> them.

> If a person can't get into a shop because they need to use a wheelchair,

> then you might consider them a disabled person. If there's a ramp in

> place,

> that they can use, then they are no longer disabled in that particular

> context. The same with video games.

>

> Saying "Person with disability", attaches the disability to them, and

> always

> feels like a more medical way of describing someone to me. You'll hear

> people use the "people first" argument, but I prefer to describe people as

> people first. Then if there's something disabling them from doing what

> they

> need/want to do, I would describe the person as a disabled person.

>

> Barrie

>

>

>

>

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> --------------------------------------------------

> From: "Sandra Uhling" <sandra_uhling at web.de>

> Sent: Friday, December 03, 2010 4:44 PM

> To: "'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'" <games_access at igda.org>

> 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

>>

>>

>> -----Urspr?ngliche 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

>>

>>

>>

>>

>>

>>

>>

>> ________________________________

>>

>> --

>>

>> IMPORTANT INFORMATION

>>

>> Information and any attached documentation from Blitz Games Studios

>> Limited

>> (including its divisions: Blitz Games, Volatile Games, Blitz Arcade,

>> TruSim

>> & BlitzTech) is intended for the use of the addressee only and may

>> contain

>> confidential information.

>>

>> If you are not the intended recipient please delete this email and notify

>> us

>> immediately.

>>

>> Please note that without the prior written consent of Blitz Games Studios

>> Limited any form of distribution, copying or use of this email or the

>> information in it is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful.

>>

>> Attachments to this email may accidentally contain software viruses. You

>> are

>> advised to take all reasonable precautions to minimise this risk and to

>> carry out a virus check on any attachments before they are opened.

>>

>> Any formal offer contained in this email is subject to the standard terms

>> &

>> conditions of Blitz Games Studios Limited and must be signed by both

>> parties. Any views or opinions expressed are solely those of the author

>> and

>> do not necessarily represent those of Blitz Games Studios Limited.

>>

>> Blitz Games Studios Limited is registered in England (company no:

>> 2482913).

>> Its registered address is Regent Square House, The Parade, Leamington

>> Spa,

>> Warwickshire, CV32 4NL, UK

>>

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