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Disabled Players Union

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Morgan Johnstone
Doomheim
#1 - 2015-09-18 08:03:22 UTC
Greetings Capsuleers!

Earlier this morning I posted a forum topic in the Ideas & Features section of the forums about creating a disabled player group. You can see it here. With the feedback given in that thread, conversations with other players both in game and on Slack we've decided to move forth with the Disabled Players Union.

The Disabled Players Union is a player created and player driven group for any player with a disability. I am actually legally blind so it would be great to talk to you all! Anyway, we've created a in game chat channel called "DPU Lounge" and we're setup for as many of you want to join that channel. We've reached out to CCP Guard in regards to getting us on the next o7 show and we've also reached out to Bobmon about getting us shared on EVENews24. Hopefully things will pick up pretty fast!

The purpose and goal of the Disabled Players Union is to provide a safe and helpful space for players with disabilities. So please join us!

Fly Safe~~~~

Morgan Johnstone

Disabled Players Union

T' Elk
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#2 - 2015-09-18 10:52:57 UTC
So, like, the limit for legally blind or closer to full on lack of sight? Just curious on how easily I could steal your stuffz

~Badposter since FOOOOREEEEEVAAAAAR~ I come back after 2 years to THIS? ~Now 4 years apparently

Morgan Johnstone
Doomheim
#3 - 2015-09-18 10:57:44 UTC
T' Elk wrote:
So, like, the limit for legally blind or closer to full on lack of sight? Just curious on how easily I could steal your stuffz


Not THAT easily Lol

Morgan Johnstone

Disabled Players Union

T' Elk
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#4 - 2015-09-18 11:11:41 UTC
Well darn. Spose I'll let you be then.

~Badposter since FOOOOREEEEEVAAAAAR~ I come back after 2 years to THIS? ~Now 4 years apparently

Markus Reese
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#5 - 2015-09-18 14:27:22 UTC
Best of luck to you. Hopefully bad apples don't spoil it.

It is something I work towards in Eve, creating and working with people to bring out a focus on the social aspect over just "winning the game"

fly safe o7

To quote Lfod Shi

The ratting itself is PvE. Getting away with it is PvP.

Morgan Johnstone
Doomheim
#6 - 2015-09-18 14:34:54 UTC
Markus Reese wrote:
Best of luck to you. Hopefully bad apples don't spoil it.

It is something I work towards in Eve, creating and working with people to bring out a focus on the social aspect over just "winning the game"

fly safe o7

Thanks for the encouragement!

Morgan Johnstone

Disabled Players Union

Rovinia
Exotic Dancers Union
SONS of BANE
#7 - 2015-09-18 15:15:07 UTC
Morgan Johnstone wrote:
Greetings Capsuleers!

Earlier this morning I posted a forum topic in the Ideas & Features section of the forums about creating a disabled player group. You can see it here. With the feedback given in that thread, conversations with other players both in game and on Slack we've decided to move forth with the Disabled Players Union.

The Disabled Players Union is a player created and player driven group for any player with a disability. I am actually legally blind so it would be great to talk to you all! Anyway, we've created a in game chat channel called "DPU Lounge" and we're setup for as many of you want to join that channel. We've reached out to CCP Guard in regards to getting us on the next o7 show and we've also reached out to Bobmon about getting us shared on EVENews24. Hopefully things will pick up pretty fast!

The purpose and goal of the Disabled Players Union is to provide a safe and helpful space for players with disabilities. So please join us!

Fly Safe~~~~


I like your engagement Morgan. But isn't this one of the few opportunities for disabled people to share a hobby with Not-disabled players? They get "separated" in RL much enough, i'm sure most of them actualy enjoy it not to be labeled as "disabled" if they pursue their hobbie.
Morgan Johnstone
Doomheim
#8 - 2015-09-18 15:29:40 UTC
Rovinia wrote:
Morgan Johnstone wrote:
Greetings Capsuleers!

Earlier this morning I posted a forum topic in the Ideas & Features section of the forums about creating a disabled player group. You can see it here. With the feedback given in that thread, conversations with other players both in game and on Slack we've decided to move forth with the Disabled Players Union.

The Disabled Players Union is a player created and player driven group for any player with a disability. I am actually legally blind so it would be great to talk to you all! Anyway, we've created a in game chat channel called "DPU Lounge" and we're setup for as many of you want to join that channel. We've reached out to CCP Guard in regards to getting us on the next o7 show and we've also reached out to Bobmon about getting us shared on EVENews24. Hopefully things will pick up pretty fast!

The purpose and goal of the Disabled Players Union is to provide a safe and helpful space for players with disabilities. So please join us!

Fly Safe~~~~


I like your engagement Morgan. But isn't this one of the few opportunities for disabled people to share a hobby with Not-disabled players? They get "separated" in RL much enough, i'm sure most of them actualy enjoy it not to be labeled as "disabled" if they pursue their hobbie.

Very true, people are free to associate themselves with the group in whatever way they wish if they wish to at all. :)

Morgan Johnstone

Disabled Players Union

Dan Seavey Allier
Seavy Acquisitions
#9 - 2015-09-18 17:38:36 UTC


What an excellent initiative!



Much respect,

Dan

Honey Never Sleeps. - John Russell

Markus Reese
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#10 - 2015-09-18 19:08:12 UTC
Rovinia wrote:


I like your engagement Morgan. But isn't this one of the few opportunities for disabled people to share a hobby with Not-disabled players? They get "separated" in RL much enough, i'm sure most of them actualy enjoy it not to be labeled as "disabled" if they pursue their hobbie.


That is one example of unique eve. Here, players compete equal, but social is a strong part as well. Ability to relate and talk some real world can help. Also different players look for different things. Will help people relate just in playstyle alone?

To quote Lfod Shi

The ratting itself is PvE. Getting away with it is PvP.

Marsha Mallow
#11 - 2015-09-18 19:19:41 UTC
Good idea, good luck with it.

Ripard Teg > For the morons in the room:

Sweets > U can dd my face any day

Amber Starview
Doomheim
#12 - 2015-09-18 19:39:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Amber Starview
Your attitude and idea is big +1

Edit - just cause
Morgan Johnstone
Doomheim
#13 - 2015-09-18 20:10:52 UTC
Thanks for the support everyone!

In RL today is my birthday so for the rest of the evening I will not be responding, but I will make sure to check in on this thread in the morning.


Fly Safe!

Morgan Johnstone

Disabled Players Union

Hevymetal
POT Corp
#14 - 2015-09-19 11:29:38 UTC
Being legally blind myself and having posted about some improvements CCP could make for us in the past. I support this product and/or service :) Good luck.

Morgan Johnstone
Doomheim
#15 - 2015-09-19 15:41:19 UTC
Hevymetal wrote:
Being legally blind myself and having posted about some improvements CCP could make for us in the past. I support this product and/or service :) Good luck.



Thanks!

Morgan Johnstone

Disabled Players Union

Revenant Kane
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#16 - 2015-09-19 17:52:40 UTC  |  Edited by: Revenant Kane
So in a completely EVE related fashion.... are you guys going to create and alliance or corp soon?

For reasons...
Cervix Thumper
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#17 - 2015-09-19 18:26:36 UTC
IIRC there is a group for the deaf, but I wouldn't call them disabled. Here they are just as enabled and anyone else.
Starbuck05
Abiding Ormolus
PURPLE HELMETED WARRIORS
#18 - 2015-09-19 19:34:12 UTC
I apologize if im beeing rude ... but im just curious .. if you are legally blind ? how are you actually playing ?

if i sound stupid or seem stupid ... then i might be , cause i can't for the life of me immagine how they re doin this

Just because i am blond does not make me stoopid !

Gilbaron
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2015-09-19 20:35:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Gilbaron
Starbuck05 wrote:
I apologize if im beeing rude ... but im just curious .. if you are legally blind ? how are you actually playing ?

if i sound stupid or seem stupid ... then i might be , cause i can't for the life of me immagine how they re doin this


people that can see worse than X are considered legally blind. it doesn't mean they can't see anything.

the chart doctors and opticians usually have at their office is called a snellen chart.

people that can't see the biggest letter on it from the suggested distance even with the best correction available to them are considered legally blind. there are other things (like very limited field of vision), but this is the explanation that is best understood by amateurs. this doesn't mean they can't see the letter when it's right in front of their face, or with better lighting, or inverted contrast.

there is software available that will zoom in on a specific part of your screen for you. windows actually has a build in thingy (press the windows key and + to open it). I just tried and managed to update a couple of market orders at 500% zoom (which made the letters as big as my thumb) i bet i could manage mining, industry, hauling, trading and shitposting just fine.
Bumblefck
Kerensky Initiatives
#20 - 2015-09-20 11:36:07 UTC
Good luck on your endeavours!


A serious question: can I, as an able-bodied (for the most part) individual, join your group?

Perfection is a dish best served like wasabi .

Bumble's Space Log

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