Scandal! KS Forums discriminating against visually impaired!

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Scandal! KS Forums discriminating against visually impaired!

Post by Galandar » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:04 am

So, after reading the threads here for quite a while, i decided to join yesterday evening to participate actively...then it happened.

When creating a new account, KS Forums prompts you to pass a security check to stop spam accounting by naming the character with purple hair.
Purple hair?
I was perplexed.
As I'm suffering from a certain form of colour blindness that lets me see colours, though, but some of them in a other way a non-visually-impaired person would, I asked myself who the hell was the one with the purple hair?

After trying what I thought would be matching candidates, I was denied every single time. So, obviously, one of the last ones I tried was Hanako, who has black hair in the way I can see it, and now we had our match. The problem was, I was blocked from registrating for the time of the current session because I had too many false inputs before. :( Also, the time of the session was not mentioned so I had to wait until now, in the morning, to create my account and log in.

A game that deals that respectfully with disabilities like KS lets its forum discriminate against the impaired...who would have thought??
Burn them, burn them on the stake for that! :evil:

Nah...don't take me that seriously. :wink:
What I'm suggesting is that you might want to change your way of checking into another question, for example, "Who is the character that wears a tie?" or "Which one wears a scarf?" or "Who has the nicest hair drills" for god's sake... :D

But it hit me hard to be blocked by a simple spam check who confronted me with a problem of mine that otherwise has hardly any relevance in my daily life.

I'm looking forward to contributing here - so keep it up! :-)

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Re: Scandal! KS Forums discriminating against visually impai

Post by Shades of gray » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:37 am

and yet you made a account, thus you never have to worry about that... ever again... i'd suggest running now... i think i hear one of the devs coming...
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Re: Scandal! KS Forums discriminating against visually impai

Post by OneMore » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:02 am

This forum also discriminates against blind people. Your argument is invalid. >:-|

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Re: Scandal! KS Forums discriminating against visually impai

Post by Galandar » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:05 pm

@shades of gray: Well, the way there was long and rocky...because I tried to contact the mods to solve the problem (not to find me the person with the correct hair colour but rather to release the timeout then) - but guess what? No contacting possible at all until the new account exists...and I couldn't create one...that's bad.
And for other people that could come after me and experience the same problems, a simple change in the entry question could prevent a lot of displeasure...but mayve the devs are not interested in keeping the boards user-friendly? Who knows? :)

@onemore: Actually not, there is software to read the contents of a website to someone who might be visually impaired. But this wouldn't solve my special problem (and possibly of others), a quick change of question would.
Besides, my argument may be valid as long as...yeah, maybe something like that happened: http://verydemotivational.memebase.com/ ... rth-vader/

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Re: Scandal! KS Forums discriminating against visually impai

Post by Esa94 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:16 pm

Galandar wrote:I tried to contact the mods to solve the problem (not to find me the person with the correct hair colour but rather to release the timeout then) - but guess what? No contacting possible at all until the new account exists...and I couldn't create one...that's bad.
That's what the IRC is for, I suppose?

(Also, the website lists Hanako's hair as purple — you really should've thought of reading the characters page if you were unsure :))

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Re: Scandal! KS Forums discriminating against visually impai

Post by Goldilurks » Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:22 pm

I'll admit it, I lol'd.
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Re: Scandal! KS Forums discriminating against visually impai

Post by PureLionHeart » Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:13 am

So this is what happens when we're left to our own devices too long.
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Re: Scandal! KS Forums discriminating against visually impai

Post by Sajomir » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:52 pm

I'll be honest, the first person I thought of as "purple" was Misha for some reason.

I really need to pay more attention.
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Re: Scandal! KS Forums discriminating against visually impai

Post by cpl_crud » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:20 pm

I believe it is also mentioned in the text of the game.
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Re: Scandal! KS Forums discriminating against visually impai

Post by Panty Supervisor » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:37 pm

cpl_crud wrote:I believe it is also mentioned in the text of the game.
Not to forget the "Characters"-section of the website.
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Re: Scandal! KS Forums discriminating against visually impai

Post by purple haired Katawa Shoujo character » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:47 pm

I am dyslexic and have great trouble reading. Who would have thought that a game that deals with disabilities respectfully would have been in a format that discriminates against the impaired?

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Re: Scandal! KS Forums discriminating against visually impai

Post by Supaflames » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:27 am

purple haired Katawa Shoujo character wrote:I am dyslexic and have great trouble reading. Who would have thought that a game that deals with disabilities respectfully would have been in a format that discriminates against the impaired?
lols trolls be trollin'

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Re: Scandal! KS Forums discriminating against visually impai

Post by Merlyn_LeRoy » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:41 pm

Supaflames wrote:
purple haired Katawa Shoujo character wrote:I am dyslexic and have great trouble reading. Who would have thought that a game that deals with disabilities respectfully would have been in a format that discriminates against the impaired?
lols trolls be trollin'
trlols be trlolin'

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