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Ubisoft Backs Hearing-Disabled Gamers With Subtitles Initiative

Ubisoft Backs Hearing-Disabled Gamers With Subtitles Initiative Exclusive

September 10, 2008 | By Eric Caoili

September 10, 2008 | By Eric Caoili
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Ubisoft says it's committed to deaf and hard-of-hearing gamers, launching a new initiative that promises to include subtitles in all of its games produced in-house.

According to the company, this commitment entails modifications to some of its game engines, as well as the inclusion of subtitles in the conception phase of game development.

Ubisoft says it's also aiming to include subtitles in projects already well into production, when technically possible. Far Cry 2, Prince of Persia, and Shaun White Snowboarding will be the company's first games to feature the subtitles.

Ubisoft will also partner with non-profit Handicap International to launch Handigo, a serious game created for the organization's AbilityTogether charity campaign.

Handigos objective is to educate users of all ages about the difficulties encountered by disabled people on a daily basis, and of the realities of disability in todays world.

The title features three mini-games, each representing a different impairment which puts the player in the shoes of someone with a physical disability, a sensory disability, or learning difficulties.


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