[games_access] games_access Digest, Vol 97, Issue 9

Morin, Gary (NIH/OD) [E] moring at mail.nih.gov
Fri Feb 10 18:05:30 EST 2012


Do you think that the issue is not that some shouldn't be included as much as others or that there are some barriers that should be address sooner than others or some disabilities that should be addressed before others, in the fear that there's only so much accessibility the powers-that-be are willing to give? And that some of this is based on numbers and who 'owns the corner of the market on oppression?' 'My class/group are treated worse than yours?' 'There are more (Deaf/blind/wheelchair users/fill-in-the-blank) than people of your disability so you should wait until we have accessibility?'

I've come across people who seem to believe that there is a "hierarchy of disability" (almost a caste-system) - where some seem to think their barriers are more important to remove than those for others, because the others are in some way inferior. But these people are well in the minority in my experience, and frankly, there are arse holes in all walks of life.

Gary M. Morin

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WHAT IF THE FIRST QUESTION WE ASKED WAS, "WHAT IS SO UNIQUE ABOUT THIS SITUATION THAT IT JUSTIFIES EXCLUSION? INSTEAD OF, "HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE?"

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1. Re: PWDs against inclusion? (Barrie Ellis)


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Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 17:27:14 -0000
From: "Barrie Ellis" <oneswitch at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [games_access] PWDs against inclusion?
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I've come across people who seem to believe that there is a "hierarchy of
disability" (almost a caste-system) - where some seem to think their
barriers are more important to remove than those for others, because the
others are in some way inferior. But these people are well in the minority
in my experience, and frankly, there are arse holes in all walks of life.

Barrie


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From: "Sandra Uhling" <sandra_uhling at web.de>
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 9:13 AM
To: "'IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List'" <games_access at igda.org>
Subject: [games_access] PWDs against inclusion?


> Hello,

>

> have you made experience with PWDs that are against inclusion?

> I had a discussion in an email list with blind gamers.

> There are some who are against inclusion.

>

> That is some kind of odd.

> I will look at these prejudices next week.

>

> Best regards,

> Sandra

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