Yes, I've seen plenty of people like that as well. Back when I was in
college and discovered Audyssey and Audiogames.net i began telling
others about it. The general reaction was "I don't be leave that could
be possible. How could you play games by sound alone?"
The thing is weather we are talking about sighted or blind reactions to
audio games is the general conception of what a game is. Most people
think in order to play games you have to have lots of 2d or 3d
graphics, that video games are completely visual, and that someone
blind could not play a game completely by sound alone. Therefore they
never considered the fact someone like USA Games could come up with a
game like Mysteries of the Ancients based completely on audio or that
GMA could create a Doom clone using a rather advanced FPS engine for the
Again this comes back to education. Educating our sighted peers as well
as our blind ones. One reason major game companies haven't considered
blindness accessibility is fundamentally they doubt it is possible, or
that doing so would cost them thousands in extra financial overhead.
That is just bologna of course, but try telling them that.
Jacob Kruger wrote:
Do remember it, and, yup, people just need to know about these things.
Unfortunately, the other issue is it's something people generally seem
to think is impossible to comprehend, etc.
Most sighted guys I've worked on a computer in front of seemed to
initially think it was some form of hoax etc., and when you mention
games to either sighted guys, or even most other VI computer users,
they also seem to have not even considered it as possibly existing...LOL!
I've tried promoting websites like audiogames.net on my small mailing
list, and have a link to it on my website, but still, have only really
found around 3 other guys this side who really seem to be into gaming
as such, and you get other guys who are relatively technical on
computers, but who never thought of looking for games as such.
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