Guest Marlon Phoenix Posted April 22, 2015 Share Posted April 22, 2015 I always found the blanket no-questions requirement that all employees must speak Tau Ceti basic a little weird. It's probably because I've interacted with deaf and hard of hearing people and took a class, and know deaf+mute people work in regular workplaces all the time. An example of this is here: http://aurorastation.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=20871#p20871 Someone's custom item app was questioned for its possibility in impeding someone's ability to speak. Someone else got in trouble for making a deaf cargo technician who communicated in lip reading and sign language. etc etc etc I understand for situations that are pretty much mandatory you need radio communication (security, medical, engineering) but I think it's completely unreasonable (in terms of realism and creativity curtailing) that there's a blanket ban in the civilian departments. Nanotrasen would not really care if the bartender was deaf and read lips and sign language to figure out what people wanted. It would even be pretty fun to see; I've been wanting to make a deaf chef or janitor but this requirement prevents that. But I mean, there's the explicit loophole that you're allowed to play someone who just never ever talks, ever, as long as they can speak, but never do. I'd think it would be better if the requirement changed to that all employees must understand Tau Basic. Difficulties in communication is one of the small quirks of playing an alien (Intentionally missing analogies or twisting up sentences is good to be doing) but it's totally taken away from the hoomans. https://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/NERD/7948/1 Quote Link to comment
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