i completely agree with you dark, their attitude towards what blind
people are and can do is sadly all too obvious.  i was actually
considering contacting them for resources for my extended project,
however i'm not convinced how helpful that will be.
While I could go on, i'll leave it be for now

On 11/25/11, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
> 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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