[games_access] WoW accessible for blind gamers?

Thomas Westin thomasw at dsv.su.se
Tue Feb 7 15:54:11 EST 2012


yes, it has been discussed before, and I and many on this list have tried several times with various success with this argument. I think implementation in school (especially public school) will create the scale which motivates accessibility features, also for smaller groups like blind. Otherwise schools must provide assistants which is expensive and also doesn't give the independence for the person.

Mvh / Best regards
Thomas Westin
Stockholm University :: dsv.su.se :: +46 73-707 86 86

On 7Feb 2012, at 9:42 PM, Sandra Uhling wrote:


> Hello,

>

> what will happen when gamer go to the court, because of discrimination?

> That could be very interesting.

>

> There was one case where a deaf person got his right because

> of missing subtitle on a DVD. Country was Austria.

>

> Because of the CRPD they might get help from human rights organization.

>

>

> Best regards,

> Sandra

>

>

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----

> Von: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org] Im

> Auftrag von Thomas Westin

> Gesendet: Dienstag, 7. Februar 2012 21:32

> An: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List

> Betreff: Re: [games_access] WoW accessible for blind gamers?

>

> no; blind gamers are excluded from mainstream games, with a few exceptions

> with help of mods like AudioQuake. The situation could become much better if

> developers would implement solutions which AQ (and Terraformers) showed can

> be done.

>

> Mvh / Best regards

> Thomas Westin

> Stockholm University :: dsv.su.se :: +46 73-707 86 86

>

> On 7Feb 2012, at 3:23 PM, Sandra Uhling wrote:

>

>> Hello,

>>

>> can blind gamers play WoW?

>>

>> Best regards,

>> Sandra

>>

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