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ireLocus | posted 11-10-2004 | Number of Votes: 192  |  Current Rating: 4.34   

Political correctness has gone too far. Don't believe me, here's proof.

Client: I want to make sure our website isn't offensive to any people group. Can you guys make sure not to use any racial slurs or words that sound like racial slurs?

Me: Sure, that shouldn't be a problem.

Client: And, can we make a left handed version of the site? One of my kids is left handed and he loves that store where everything is for lefty's.

Me: How do you mean?

Client: Well, maybe just post a disclaimer that this site is lefty-friendly. Then just make sure everything is on both sides of the screen, ya know, a menu on the right AND on the left.

Me: Sure, I guess we can work that in, anything else?

Client: And maybe we shouldn't have sound, because then deaf people would feel left out.

Me: Ok.... That sounds fine. (thinking: not that they would know, they're deaf)

Client: Oh wait, do you have a sign language font? You could just do that.

Me: No, there isn't a sign language font(confused), most deaf people can read, sir.

Client: Yeah, but they can't hear. I mean, I want music, but it has to be deaf person friendly too, right? Just put up a subtitle that says "music playing" like it does on TV.

Me: I have a feeling that will just make the deaf person feel ...

Client: Oh how would you know, you're not deaf. I don't want to get sued.

He got what he wanted, no racial slurs, a menu on both sides of the website, and subtitles. That's just too much folks.

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