Here are my five tips for gamers with hearing loss.
There are so many games nowadays that have accessibility options like captions in cinematic gameplay. For example, gamers who play Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 have the option to add subtitles/closed captions.
Many multiplayer games need collaboration from other players to obtain the end goal. For example, Fortnite Squads mode requires you to communicate with other players on where to go or cry out for help. Whenever I play a game of squads, I tell my teammates beforehand that I am hard of hearing. My teammates are more than willing to be more accommodating to ensure that we win.
“My teammates are more than willing to be more accommodating to ensure that we win.”
Use sites like Discord or TeamSpeak to talk to other gamers. I personally use Discord, as it is user-friendly to use.
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If a player is being disrespectful of your disability or not talking in a respectful manner, remember you can report that player. All games have a REPORT button to report the player.
Gaming is a great activity that brings all sorts of communities together with the same goal of having fun! So set forth and have fun!
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