Could future games include subtitles for the hearing impaired?

Apr 27, 2007
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Could future games include subtitles for the hearing impaired?

Here's something that I've honestly never thought about. Why aren't there subtitles for most video games to help those with hearing impairments?

A Kotaku reader has wondered that very thing, mostly because he himself is both deaf and an avid gamer. He has written a letter to the ESA voicing his concern. He loves to play games like Quake 4 and Perfect Dark 0, but he has a tough time playing them because parts of the game rely heavily on audio cues.

I'll be interested to hear what the ESA says in response. It is a perfectly legitimate concern that I hope the gaming industry as a whole can step up and address.

Deaf Gamer: Subtitle Please
[via kotaku]


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