Chris Robinson plays a video game in his apartment on March 26, 2022, in Justice, Illinois. Robinson, who was born deaf, hosts DeafGamersTV channel on video game streaming site Twitch. - Game makers are keeping accessibility in mind when designing software, adding settings intended to level the field for players with disabilities. "Things are a lot better than they were decades ago because games can somewhat be fixed with update patches," noted Robinson. Despite the progress, players interviewed by AFP were adamant that more needs to be done and wanted to be heard in the process. For example, larger type in subtitles and visual cues on screen make a world of difference to deaf players, said Robinson. (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / AFP)
THISABILITY Newspaper was started and registered as a non-profit media platform 6 years ago in 2011 by Anthony Cuerden and Simon Manda. Initially they had two other directors, Bonga Khoza and Musa Zulu.
One of the newspapers first funders was the Office of the Premier in KZN. It was with this and the Directors’ direct funding that the newspaper was able to print and deliver their first issues. Other advertisers like the Dept. of Sports and Recreation and smaller suppliers of services and equipment to the disability sector helped the paper run and create an online version. This meant that a certain sector could still read the paper if funds were not available for a printed paper. (more…)