It’s time to re-purpose Nintendo’s old “Now you’re playing with power!” tagline.
There’s a new custom-made add-on for the Xbox Adaptive Controller that allows people to use their power wheelchair controls to play games. This so-called “Freedom Wing Adapter” came out of a partnership between the AbleGamers charity organization and ATMakers.
That latter group, founded by a man named Bill Binko, describes itself as “an experiment in solving problems in Assistive Technology using the skills and tools of the Maker community.” AbleGamers, meanwhile, has been working since 2004 to make games more accessible for people with disabilities. Read more…
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