As far as the Rnib goes darren, i don't actually think that's the reason, sinse the people who run it are A, sighted and B, not particularly old (I know for a fact the director is in his late 40's).

With the Rnib, there is a very clear financial motivation. They recieve a great deal of their money through legacy donations in people's wills.


when i went to a "general information" day, they spend two hours drilling into people how good it was if you left them money in your will, it was almost laughable.

I have even seen statistics from them that do not actually match the facts, stating that 90 percent of blind people are over 65, ---- which is incorrect, sinse the last medical text I saw had it as 50 percent with another 25 percent betwene the ages of 50 and 65.

Beware the grue!

Dark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Darren Harris" <darren_g_har...@btinternet.com>
To: "'Gamers Discussion list'" <gamers@audyssey.org>
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2011 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] I'm appalled!


I think the problem is that there's just too many elderly people at the top
of these organizations and thus need to be kicked out in order to make way
for everybody else because only 1 group or a very small number of groups and
interests are covered. Not that they would have you believe that, but the
evidence speaks for itself.

-----Original Message-----
From: gamers-boun...@audyssey.org [mailto:gamers-boun...@audyssey.org] On
Behalf Of dark
Sent: 25 November 2011 17:29
To: Gamers Discussion list
Subject: Re: [Audyssey] I'm appalled!

Unfortunately Charles you've hit the nale on the head.

right from the age of 7 I've tried to point out to the Rnib that not all
blind people are eldily, but they've taken small notice.

They for example refused to help or even offer suggestions on access to
tabletop rp, they claimed that I was the only person who'd be interested in
such things.

They had a similar response when i asked them about the possibility of
brailling fighting fantasy gamebooks, and when I tried to get them to
reccord more literature that would be favourable to younger people.

You can get braille knitting patterns from them, but they don't even
considder the possibility someone would want a tactile role playing dice.

This is just what I mean about them.

the problem is in the Uk, they are the first port of call for anyone who
loses their vision, and thus their word has a great deal of weight, which is

why I find the fact that they refuse to acknolidge that other developers
besides Azabat exist so frustrating.

All the best,

Dark.


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