Leeds Deaf Youth Club: 1-2-1 Interviews

The advisory group took place at Leeds Deaf Youth Club on 29-03-19.

During this session, 1-2-1 chats were carried out between myself and a member of the youth club with an interpreter to explore their struggles with video games and how they think the industry could aid them.

These 1-2-1 chats allowed me to observe on a personal level what young deaf adults have to deal with when doing something as simple as playing a video game.

The outcome

In general the young adults expressed that any shooter games (for example, Call of Duty or Battlefield) are hard for them. They feel there is too much going on to be able to follow everything, they can’t communicate over headsets with hearing players and subtitles become delayed and often become distracting.

During the interviews they showed their frustration that hearing people get to experience the team work aspect through the headset when playing games that rely on teamwork and deaf gamers don’t.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started
%d bloggers like this: