both of these are true, and in fact i'd not thought of stfc myself.
Being as I play gamebooks, i obviously come into contact with a lot of
people who play games with a text ui only.
more of these are being released on platforms like the iphone everyday, and
are becoming much more popular,---- in fact generally I've noticed that as I
pod culture has increased, audio as an overall medium is making something of
a come back, look at professional audio companies like graphic audio and big
finish as examples, and that's not counting the huge number of ameter things
out there do.
it'd be gret if vi devs could take advantage of this situation, however that
won't happen while sighted people refuse to play something sinse they assume
it is "for the blind!"
Afterall, in fairness most sighted people couldn't imagine using a computer
or reading text without any vision at all, hence why I'm asked so often if I
have a braille keyboard and whether that is " a normal laptop"
th0ough this is irritating, it's unfortunately a fact of life, but disabled
people won't do anything about it without making some efforts to change
things, and having blind devs sell games to sighted people is a good way.
When I first went to uni, there was a chap called John who was in most of my
lectures and became quite a good friend of mine.
it wasn't until I'd known him for about 4 or 5 months that it suddenly
turned out he was gay, and in fact i only found out because i met his
I'd rather assumed that any gay man would be openly camp in some sort of
way, so to find out john, ---- who if anything was quite the opposite of
camp with a very sarcastic and abrasive sense of humour, was gay very much
changed my perception entirely and made me realize there isn't any sort of
over bearing difference betwene someone who was gay and someone streight.
The same principle applies here, though even more so, sinse unlike being
gay, blind people do! have visible differences which need overcoming, and
this is something blind people themselves need to considder in their
interactions with people, ---- sinse even if a person is completely
unprejudiced, if they've never come into contact with anyone blind, they
will at least be surprised.
In fact getting people over the "waaa!" he's blind phase is something I've
personally had to practice over a long while, and while it is! quite often
irritating, it is a necessity.
Btw, this is what the 4th chapter of my phd is on, the social aspect of
disability but not merely how society gets in the way of disabled people,
also what duties and concerns disabled people have towards others in society
in the consciousness that they are disabled.
Beware the grue!
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