Could future games include subtitles for the hearing impaired?

Chris Scott Barr - Apr 27, 2007

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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