Technology is a fast moving industry and one that needs to be sure to include everyone as we move quickly onto a robot dominanted future. And with Google game developers conference this week I am sure we will see some incredible developments in the gaming world. Here’s a quick little look at some game changers in the accessible gaming world.
So if you’ve been stuck under a rock somewhere recently you might not have seen the above Microsoft advert. It follows a group of young gamers who talk about what gaming brings to their lives and how some of the barriers they face when looking to compete on an eqaul footing to their peers.
“When everybody plays, we all win.”
The message Microsoft is delivering is fantastic and one every industry, business and service. When everyone is included, accomodated and supported, society is a better place. The fact that companies as large as Microsoft are making customisable gaming pads to allow gamers to decide how they hit the buttons whether it’s with their hands, feet, toes each individual can customise the buttons to suit their own abilities, shows how much they value being as inclusive as possible. One of the most important factors in all of this is that the specialist equipment is competitively priced with its mainstream counterparts. AMAZING.
Talking about amazing you guys all need to know about the incredible Everyone Can. In their own words
“WE SPECIALISE IN TECHNOLOGY THAT CAN IMPROVE AND ENRICH THE LIVES OF DISABLED PEOPLE.
WE CAREFULLY RESEARCH BOTH EXISTING AND DEVELOPING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN ORDER TO DELIVER SERVICES THAT CAN INCREASE THE LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE.”
As well as providing a great service making sure disabled people get the right assistive technology that works for them they also run regular gaming sessions at their base in Sale, Greater Manchester. Get yourself down there now, it’s brilliant.