Tagged: Cerebral Palsy

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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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Learning to Fall: What Cerebral Palsy Taught Me About Failing

As I mature both in age and in understanding of myself and the world we live in, I’ve become increasingly convinced that it is time for us to change our mindset and language regarding success and failure. I recently read a quote by former IBM president Thomas John Watson Sr. He states, “If you want to increase your success rate double your failure rate.” While I wholeheartedly agree with this premise, I would recommend that...

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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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Throwing A Stone: Leaving a Lasting Impact

Hi, my name is Blake Shelley, and I am a speaker, blogger, and author of an upcoming book. For the last 26 years, I have lived with Cerebral Palsy, commonly known as CP. CP is a disorder that affects my muscle movements, but in no way impacts my intellect. The reason I am making this video is to introduce myself and explain why I speak, why make videos, and ultimately why I am writing a...