Secretly disabled WoW player (until now)
People like him, and you, are quite an inspiration for others and I hope you get your website rolling. Kudos to you, sir.
Second, I am an avid IT engineer, and I would be more than willing to help in any development of the website volunteering all my time to help in any way I can.
I have been when I am able to bring laptops with the game installed, and keys for kids that are basically stuck in the hospital.
Keep up the great work!
I've had JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) since I was 5, now I am 22. I understand it's not as terrible as being paralyzed but I can certainly understand how you feel. Growing up I did not have any medication except pain killers and on top of growing up in a cold state only made my joints ache. So my joints are very much damaged. Now I am taking an injection which slows the swelling but doesn't bring my joints back to what they should be. I play WoW because I cannot run outside, I cannot run for long distances, I cannot jog, I've never played a sport or had a PE class. My knee and ankle joints are very weak and my doctor says I am lucky I don't weigh a lot or it would really affect my joints. So I resort to playing wow and painting.
Recently my knuckle and finger joints would get stuck and locked in place, and the only thing I can do to help it is to pop it back in place, which hurts a lot. So I have been doing some yoga to loosen my joints. When its cold at night I wear gloves to keep my hands warm or they start aching. My reflexes aren't as quick as my mind is, so I always keybind stuff on one side of my keyboard and move with my mouse.
I would really appreciate it if the OP or someone devotes a website to helping disabled gamers. <3
04/11/2011 05:36 AMPosted by KybeorieNo one cares if you are disabled, they only care how you play.
This is from way back on page 3 but I have to say this isn't true in some cases.
I was in a guild where I was a valued member of the raid and an officer. Raided with this guild from Kara to Ulduar. Then it came out that I basically played one handed. I do have some keybinds on my mouse, but click a lot of others because I have limited use of my left hand.
After that came out there started to be a lot of comments in vent about "clickers" and how bad they were. None were directed at me personally but the implication was there. Then I stopped getting invited to groups where before I was usually one of the first invites.
So it does happen.
Love of my life has Usher's Syndrome (hearing loss at birth and gradual loss of peripheral vision over time which results in tunnel vision late in life). So I am constantly looking to make things easier on her to play (She loves healing! One of the me taxing jobs in the game!) and not feel that she is a crappy healer because she can't see players health bars. So I've done a lot of research into things that will make WoW a better experience for people with visual and audible disabilities.
let me know: Tyranic @ Laughing Skull
I have begun to put together a team of people to help me create the website. While nothing concrete is online yet, the development process has begun.
KEEP AT IT! Just from reading your post, it's obvious that you have the passion to overcome any challenge. Use that passion to help and inspire others.
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