Let's face it people, mainstream accessibility is probably never going to happen even though the technology is and probably has been there for a lot of years. Or if it does it's going to take a small time developer developing an accessible game so groundbreaking that the mainstream devs can't help but take notice. And even should that happen, let's face it. The dev or devs might still not be convinced. Or they'd try and find some way to get the dev responsible for this groundbreaking title to cease any future development, be it hush money or something else just so they didn't have any competition. Not necessarily very realistic I'll admit but who really knows what a big corporation will do these days if they feel threatened? Even if the developer was not in violation of any copyrights they might still take issue. And anyway they'd have to develop said title for one of the major gaming platforms.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2009 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Visually impaired gamer sues Sony Online.


Hi Chrissy,
Weather it works or not I think the main point of this lawsuit should be to make Sony and some of these major companies aware that accessible mainstream video games are possible, and that we would like them to take us seriously as a group interested in purchasing their video games. It is important to remember these companies, Sony in this case, repeatedly ignores requests for accessibility features, and won't even give a person a reasonable response when asked about accessibility. Here is a case in point. Back when the Play Station III was coming out I wrote them asking about possible accessibility features. I gave various suggestions in which they could improve the platform, improve accessibility, etc. However, the only response I got back was something to the effect "thank you for your suggestions, but Sony can not endorse or accept new ideas for game titles, or improvements for existing game titles." I can't remember the reply word for word, but it was pretty clear they hadn't even read my e-mail.Even if they had it looked like something drafted by a team of lawyers to serve as a one size fits all type of canned answer they send everybody. Indeed I sent a few more e-mails and got basically the same message multiple times sent out by a different customer service rep. So what are we suppose to do to get these peoples attention? The bottom line is Sony, and probably various other companies, have customer service reps --- low level peons --- to basically tell the average Joe Smith to take a hike. So It is very doubtful anyone with any real authority saw my message, and I am assuming this person who is suing Sony got the exact same treatment. The first thing the Sony movers and shakers probably knew of this is when they got hit with the lawsuit, and that is because they hired peons to stone wall anyone who has a serious suggestion or complaint about their products.



ChB wrote:
While I find the comments about getting a job instead of playing videogames
is more than stupid, I do not see how suing sony or any other mainstream
game company will be of any use. I mean what's next, suing car companies
because we cannot drive? chrissy



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