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----- Original Message ----- From: "Allan Thompson" <allan1.thomp...@cox.net>
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Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2009 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Visually impaired gamer sues Sony Online.


I suppose your right. Money is too important to the compaines to bother with us, and the governments don't have to worry about us as a voters block...I guess all there really is is the kindness of strangers, or Every single game company board of directers suddenly becomeing blind.
al
----- Original Message ----- From: "dark" <d...@xgam.org>
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Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2009 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Visually impaired gamer sues Sony Online.


The brutal truth is Alan, there currently are simply not enough visually impared gamers to make it worth their while.

Even paripherals such as head track devices are not made by the big name companies, ----- and indeed the companies do not put direct support for such things in their games.

About the only support features they do add for any disability is subtitles, ----- which more often than not is simply a consequence of the game's originally being published in Japanese with japanese speech (as making subtitles is a cheaper option than recording english voice acting), ----- ditto for French, Spanish, german and other languages too.

As has been said, while it's quick and easy to chat to an independent developer about adding access features to their games, big game companies simply do not care sinse it won't line their pockits anymore.

I'll skip my left wing wrant, but ultimately, that is the main problem.

It is always cheaper to do nothing than something!

this is why I'm firmly of the belief we wont' see significant access changes in mainstream games until a larger proportion of customers becomes disabled themselves, ----- and possibly not even then.

Beware the grue!

Dark.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Allan Thompson" <allan1.thomp...@cox.net>
To: "Gamers Discussion list" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2009 6:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] Visually impaired gamer sues Sony Online.


Hi Tom,
Do you think it would cost more or less money for a game company like Sony to make purely accessible games from scratch, then to make a regular title for the sighted? My thought is this, could a game company set up a dedicated department that makes just accessible games that would probably cost less then a regular title to make, enough of these accisible games could propel the buying of console systems with peripherals among the blind and disabled community. The accessible titles could probably be sold for the same price as sighted games but with a larger profit perhaps?
Maybe I am just being naive here, what do you and others think?

al




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