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Join Date: Jul 2012
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# 12
08-01-2013, 08:51 AM
Originally Posted by bridport View Post
I dont agree with it, the player will have an unfair advantage. If everyone could use it then maybe.
er.......someone sets up a system so they can play STO with the three fingers they have left on the one hand and that's an unfair advantage?

Do you think ramps into public buildings give wheelchair users an unfair advantage?

to the OP and subsequent comments........

There may come a time when legal requirements treat video games the same as public buildings. When there may be a legal requirement to make them accessible to the differently abled.

That time is not yet.

So Cryptic have no obligation to help anyone in this situation.

However, it seems to me that there is an opportunity here.

Suppose Cryptic were to, perhaps, dedicate a third of one programmer who works on UIs time to the problem. If that person were to become the point person to reach out to those who do need extra tools to play the game, then instead of relying on outside coding to help things, then it could be brought inhouse.

And, sometimes, doing things you don't have to do is the right thing to do.