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]