2.1. Assistive Technology Guides
This resource provides wheelchair reviews from users, caregivers and clinical staff, along with readily available information, which can help with the wheelchair selection process. View the wheelchair entries or post a non-technical review on a wheelchair that you are familiar with.
A web site of online, up-to-date resources on assistive technologies, adaptive environments and community resources for people with disabilities.
Family Center on Technology and Disability
The Center serves organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities. They offer a range of information and services on the subject of assistive technology (AT) that supports efforts to bring the highest quality education to children with disabilities.
A research, development and resource center on technology and disability that works to advance the ability of people with disabilities through the use of communication, computer and information technologies.
Accessible Gaming Guide (ATTACHED)
Getting back in the game
United Spinal Association
TECH ACCESS INITIATIVE
Recent gaming accessibility innovations have broadened access for gamers with higher-level spinal cord injuries to independently conquer previously inaccessible video game worlds. Today, gamers with disabilities are able to combat isolation via the recreational and social benefits of highly-interactional video game scenarios. How can gaming help people with spinal cord injuries? Video games and e-sports specifically have been shown to:
- Promote socialization and increase self-esteem
- Help build teamwork and improve cooperation skills
- Enhance creativity, decision-making and problem-solving abilities
- Improve self-agency, perseverance and resilience
Through the partnership of United Spinal Association's Tech Access Initiative and the nonprofit Help Hope Live, we have provided an overview of available gaming options for those who cannot use a traditional gaming controller along with pricing and purchase links. Accessible gaming can be expensive, Help Hope Live can help you fundraise to assist with the purchase of an adaptive gaming setup that works for you.