[games_access] Terminology

Michelle Hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Sat Dec 4 15:07:25 EST 2010


or helping people with disabilities would work too.

On Dec 3, 2010, at 11:11 AM, Siobhan Thomas wrote:


> how about assisting people with disabilities?

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> the broader area is assistance animals...

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

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

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>> The line in question is:

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>> "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"

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>> 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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>> -----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,

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>> I think this video will help you.

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

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>> Maybe you can describe the situation and what kind of disability the

>> referred people have?

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

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>> Best regards,

>> Sandra

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>>

>> -----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).

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>> Any feedback would be much appreciated!

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>>

>> Cheers,

>>

>>

>> Lynsey

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>> Lynsey Graham

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