Tagged: Assistive Technology

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Unboxing the XBOX Adaptive Controller with Cerebral Palsy

Welcome back to Tech Tuesday as we continue our series on accessible gaming. Last week we discussed Accessible Gaming: Playing Video Games with a Disability. Today, we have something exciting to unbox. Usually, I’m not particularly eager to document unboxings, because to be honest no one what’s to see me with scissors or a knife in my hands. Sharp objects mixed with cerebral palsy is not a pretty sight. However, I’m making an exception for...

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Accessible Gaming: Playing Video Games with a Disability

Welcome to our very first Tech Tuesday post! Today we are talking about accessible gaming, why it’s essential, and my history with playing video games with a disability. Hi, my name is Blake Shelley. I’m the author of “Breaking Chains,” and I am a speaker that happens to have cerebral palsy. One of my core beliefs is that everyone has a right to have fun in their life and be able to play without barriers...

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Redefining Accessibility and Assistive Technology: A Retrospective

What does accessibility mean to you as it relates to technology? As I reflect on this question, I’ve become increasingly convinced that the technological advancements, as well as the companies behind them, are not only redefining accessibility but bringing it into the mainstream. I’d like to take you on a journey through my extensive experience with adaptive technology and accessibility features to express my reasoning behind this bold statement better. As we approach the 7th...

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The 6 Questions to Ask for an Inclusive Classroom

Are we fostering healthy self-esteem in children and adolescents today? Today, I am writing a post about how an inclusive academic environment helps build self-esteem. Now a couple of notes before we begin. This post is meant to be an overview of the topic of academic inclusion. I literally could spend hours talking about inclusion, but I am just going to highlight some of the critical questions that I feel are important when creating an...