By Wow - / Saturday 5 July 2014 05:37 / United States - San Francisco
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I'm not trying to say what he did was ok, but when it comes to games and tech in general things can be misinterpreted. I'm sure if you just explain before a game about your speech impediment everyone will understand. (:

  HJKM_fml  |  19

I'm severely hard of hearing and can't hear myself when I talk, even with hearing aids, unless I shout. I've had people tell me that I sounded like a retarded person and I should be more sensitive to their needs. When I tell them that I have hearing loss they either A) don't believe me OR B) tell me that people with 'hearing impairments' only use sign language (one person said braille...had to hold back my laughter on that one). My point is that some people mean well but can be extremely ignorant.

  Bekll  |  29


I've run across that confusion too. I'm in school to help people who are blind/VI and several times people have asked if I'm learning sign language - no, I learned Braille. There is a huge difference.

  lina21  |  12

#23 it sounds like you've developed a super thick skin about it. I know people are stupid, but I honestly wouldn't have ever thought to give people that little credit. By this, I mean both the people who assume you would only use sign language and especially the person who said Braille....

  HJKM_fml  |  19

Thanks guys for the supportive comments. They truly mean a lot! @60 the comments hurt a lot at first and still hurt sometimes, but I try not to take it personally because it's mainly due to a lack of awareness. I've talked to other deaf and hard of hearing people and apparently mixing up Braille with ASL isn't all that uncommon, especially for those who have never been exposed to Blind or Deaf culture.

  MrConcise  |  34

As a gamer myself, I'm more impressed that there are people like the server admin out there. Seems like anybody 'weirder' than gamers are targets to us, so it's nice to see a little human decency.


I know. The internet can be really rude sometimes. Some people just go on to release anger, especially on shooting games and whatnot. I do it, but I take my mic off so I don't hurt other peoples feelings(:

  thefrikinbat  |  8

not to be that douche, but i don't think he enjoyed playing the game at all. and now he can't play cuz he got kicked for something he couldn't help. doesn't sound fun :/

By  garebear61  |  14

Maybe get some friends who know you in real life to play with you to avoid another misunderstanding, but hopefully after a simple explanation everything was better?

  JayBunny  |  16

A hypocrite is someone, who tells someone not to do something, and they themselves do it. 'lets say someone says they hate thieves, they then steal something.' Not sure if I got the wrong explanation, but they were not a hypocrite. An asshole maybe. But no hypocrisy.

  jaellin  |  18

Didn't he chastise OP for being insensitive to disabled people in a way that was very insensitive to OP, a disabled person ?

An asshole, on the other hand, is someone who tries to call out compete strangers on the internet when they don't even know what they're talking about.

By  ShazzRandom  |  7

That Sucks OP! Such a saddest if he can't help but accuse because of how you speak... Go make your own server where judgement will not be passed because of the way someone speaks! So many sad people in the world. Feel for you

  cakefete2  |  30

Do you mean "sadist"? If you do, that is a person who enjoys inflicting pain on others. Don't see how that fits with the accusing being what makes the guy sadistic.