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Cherry Thompson 🧬 Apr 9
You also can’t decide to accommodate one and not the other - that’s not how it works. Disabilities aren’t neat things that sit in their own boxes and are 100% easily defined all the time. What works for soft barriers can also work for hard and vice versa.
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Blind Ryan Apr 9
I'm not saying that. I want all disabilities to be covered. I want zero laziness to be covered. That's my distinction. These journos who are bitching want an easy game because they're too lazy. I just want to PLAY the fucking thing.
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Blind Ryan Apr 9
Here's how this works, if you're able-bodied and able-minded, you have no excuse other than lack of interest or time. If you're disabled in some way and physically or mentally are incapable of playing a game, that sucks and should be addressed. ---
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Blind Ryan Apr 9
--- Some games are just unplayable for some disabilities. I can't play competitive FPS games. They move too fast and give me migraines. But I also can't play Paradox developed strategy games because their fonts are fucking awful. ---
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Blind Ryan Apr 9
One of those things can and should be fixed. One of those things is user error. So that's the disabled stuff out of the way. Now for these journos. If you can't play the game with your eyes, hands, and brain that works, give it to someone else or put in the time and effort ---
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Blind Ryan Apr 9
--- and definitely DON'T fucking use us as your goddamn pawns because you're too lazy to do your fucking job. All this is is excuse making on their part. They don't give a fuck about the problems we've been bitching about for DECADES! Only when it suits THEIR narrative. ---
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Blind Ryan Apr 9
It's patronizing, it's arrogant, it's dehumanizing, and it's one of the few things that truly throws me into a rage. Lying, using people to push your narrative, and professional laziness. All three of those enrage me. I have no respect for anyone who defends them either.
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Cherry Thompson 🧬 Apr 9
This is an absolutely ridiculous rant predicated on the concept of ‘laziness’ which is hyper judgemental and hateful. There’s no such thing as laziness just a lack of empathy or compassion for those people’s experience and what they’re looking for or struggling with
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Cherry Thompson 🧬 Apr 9
I really, truly employee you not to discriminate on people based on your ideas of who is ‘disabled enough’ to be allowed access. I can’t even begin to say in kind enough words how unacceptable that kind of thinking is to me.
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Cherry Thompson 🧬 Apr 9
*implore
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Cherry Thompson 🧬
Let me see if I can break this down for you; accessible design isn’t JUST for people who are ‘disabled enough’. It’s for everyone, it just starts with disabled people because when you design for parts of the human spectrum that are considered outliers you catch more
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Cherry Thompson 🧬 Apr 9
Inclusion goes in all directions at once. Being exclusionary about accessibility doesn’t just go against the very POINT of accessibility it’s ethically wrong. Trying to categorize people based on some strict definition of who exactly is disabled is so extreme I can’t even.
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Cherry Thompson 🧬 Apr 9
I spent actual decades disabled enough to need accessibility or accommodation but my disabilities went under the medical radar for complex reasons and so therefore I was called lazy at every damn turn when in reality I was just disabled in a bunch of different ways
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Ian Hamilton Apr 9
Cherry can you stop this please? You're trying too hard to fill up my quotes of 2019 post, it isn't fair on everyone else.
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Cherry Thompson 🧬 Apr 9
Whoops sorry! I also read that first sentence as hyper serious and I was all OH NO 😆
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