A quadriplegic has started an online petition in the hopes of persuading console manufacturers and game makers to eventually allow gamers to remap controller setups.
Kotaku points us towards the story of Chuck Bittner (pictured with the Frag Dolls), who broke his neck in a car accident and now suffers from total paralysis of his legs and partial paralysis of his arms. Bittner, who calls himself a “capper,” (short for handicapped), currently plays games using his limited arm movements and his chin and mouth.
Among his complaints/suggestions, “R1 and L1 are too far apart, no remap = no sighting up, no sight = no kill,” and “a ‘sight up’ lock option would be awesome Mr. Zampella!”
Bittner’s petition presents a pair of options:
Option 1. Developers: Could spend the time and resources needed to build reMapping into their games.
Option 2. Console Manufactures: Build reMapping into your systems. Allow users to build reMapping layouts and save them.
A video of Bittner playing through Modern Warfare 2 can be viewed in the Kotaku article. Bittner, who is also a comedian, claims that his current kill/death ratio in MW2 is .90, not too shabby!