A group of gamers from around the world created a 100,000+ keystroke script for speedrunning The Legend of Zelda, which was used by a blind gamer in Ontario complete the game. Jordan Verner, who is blind, posted a video of himself playing Zelda and asking for help to complete the game. This inspired other gamers to spend two years composing a script that Verner could follow, and at last he did:
So Williams and thee other diehard gamers each took different parts and copied down every single move.
Camden man's project helps blind man beat video game
"Every time we make a move, we roll, jump, do anything, we type down on the computer exactly what we're doing," said Williams.
Verner would then take the script and have his computer read it to him as he played.
An average gamer will take about a week to play through the entire thing, but this project took almost 2 years and more than 100,000 keystrokes. Finally, Jordan beat the entire thing.
"I felt great," said Jordan. "I felt strong. I felt like the sky's the limit."
"I'm glad everyone can see and learn from this that just because a person has a disability doesn't mean they can't do a normal thing, like play a video game," said Williams.
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