BLOG: "My life as a disabled gamer" by PMS Texas
I was talking to my friend about being disabled, and not letting that stop you from doing things... I loved reading this article/story...I always enjoy hearing how people overcome things. I'm glad Texas can sit down at the end of the day and pwn some noobs on Halo
I'm not sure how to ask this. But I would like to know if its just a birth defect or is this something else.
But anyway.. Keep on gaming Texas...
Thank you! It's a birth defect. The doctor didn't know what caused it. My mom had a healthy pregnancy and everything.
~~~~GT: PMS Texas~~~~~tweets:Texas_FDC
This was a really awesome read, Kelsie.
I was talking with Jenny (the girl who runs Not in the Kitchen Anymore) this weekend about stereotypes that girls and disabled gamers face, so the topic is pretty fresh in my mind. It's kind of a weird line because on the one hand I'm all about it not mattering what kind of person is behind the controller, but on the other hand I feel like people like you who have to find a way to overcome the standard mechanical expectations of the game have so much more to be proud of when you conquer people coming in without a handicap. Anyhow, quite inspiring
I love your blog Kelsie and having spent time with you playing online (knowing how beast you are at games) it is nice to hear your story. It's extremely eye opening and your comic is awesome. I am really glad you decided to share this with us. I know it will inspire others facing challenges to play.
I played in a raid guild with a guy who was deaf, and interesting enough I never seen him make a mistake in a raid because he'd read up on what to do and just rock out. The 2nd person I know is from Hattrick, for anyone who doesn't know Hattrick is a Soccer simulator which is a text based browser game, and my friend is blind. Amazing tools these days I'd hate for anyone to be robbed of the joy gaming has brought to my life.