when i did my degree, my student equipment grant did buy me a laptop.
That was the laptop I started playing web rpgs and interactive fiction on
which taught me a lot about it.
I certainly would've had no compunction about using it for games, ----
afterall it wasn't as if they wanted it back ;D.
the laptop which this new one of mine is replacing was actually the one
bought in 2005 by the equipment grant for my masters.
I wrote all my ma essays on it, and indeed took it to conferences which was
what it was for, however as everyone will know I also played games on it
too, right up until the point the headphone sockit died over christmas.
ddid I refrain from putting games on it? ---- heck no! did I work on it, yes
Did I get the state to buy it for me just! to put games on, ---- certainly
not indeed! however it didn't cost them any extra cash at all.
Actually it's a real shame the chap who sorted out all my equipment grants
actually died recently.
He was fantastic, and certainly had no objection to people having fun with
computers, ---- his view was the option was available to sited people so why
not, so long as it didn't come out of the budgit.
It's a great shame though sinse I really think he would've approved of audio
games, not the least because he also sorted out teaching and equipment for
primary school children, he probably would've deffinately approved fof
accessible games as a way of learning just as Charles said.
I actually think this is an interesting issue, and probably needs a place in
my phd somewhere sinse it's such a general thought, and one of the issues I
wish to raise in chapter 4 is the responsability of a disabled person to
everyone else which certainly covers this fact.
Beware the grue!
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