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Freddy Woo writes: "I once worked on an animation to help highlight the issues homeless people face in winter. The client was happy with the work, then a note came back that the ethnic mix of the characters were wrong. These were cartoon characters. They weren't meant to be ethnically anything, but we were forced to make one of them brown, at the cost of about 10k to the charity. This is how your donations are spent. Wisely as you can see."

How has PC affected you? (Please add your own tales - not five-year-old news stories cut-and-pasted from other websites)

(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 10:20)
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Disabled objects?
In our software, we have various objects that can have a state of disabled. A very generic state that can be applied across all the main objects we use (Courses, learning objects, events, job profiles etc).

We were asked to change this by a client as it wasn't PC... For cock's sake, what could be offensive about a disabled course? It's just a course that can't be used... nob all to do with our wheelchair bound brethren.

Naturally we stood up for what was right and charged them a load of money to change all references of 'disabled' to 'not enabled'.

(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 14:58, 1 reply)
I should think so too.
They should have thought of that when doing the Requirements Specification.
(, Thu 22 Nov 2007, 22:55, closed)

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