TacTracer #6 – Alternative Technology For Disabled Gamers

Hey there, this week I’ll be discussing yet again disabled gamers and the technology they use.  I had only talked about my way of gaming but not how others use technology for gaming.  This is something I had felt was important again as it affects me in some way.

The technology that I have seen for the disabled gaming community is quite astonishing and complex.  Some control the game using their feet, others with their eyes, but there is one person that I had never heard of until recently.  His name on Youtube is RockyNoHands and he plays games using his mouth and quite frankly, watching his videos makes me look like a newbie.  You can check him out here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcjNtQuuKws0RmvVM8-rYfw.  He does discuss how the mouth controller works and how it is programmed to certain games.

Technology is ever expanding for the disabled community.  All the time we see or hear about how a college or company created a device to improve someone’s happiness.  Another type of technology that I had witnessed was a joystick from a power chair used as a gaming joystick like the Atari 2600.  The way it was programmed was just like the Atari but had more buttons and was used on PCs.

There is one charity in particular that creates these devices.  It’s called the AbleGamers Charity and their mission is to let everyone in the world who are disabled and likes video games have that chance to play.  You can check them out here http://www.ablegamers.org/.  I’ve been happy with what they do for others and the devices they’ve created.

With the beginning of the week starting up, here is your motivation to get you through the work week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rOcO3HRPcA

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