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21 Apr 2017

A little independence playday for Aidan

Our work’s not all about helping people play the latest blockbuster games titles. Sometimes even the simplest games bring a little independence to people who have significant challenges in life.

Gillian and Nomi went to see Aidan recently, a little boy who struggles to communicate. It was great to introduce him to an iPad with sensory games like Fireworks, and he loved the motion and colours they produced.

Joining with his older siblings on the Xbox had also been a challenge, so Nomi adapted a controller by mapping a large round switch to the right trigger button. This meant Aidan could try ‘accelerating’ in racing games while his siblings steered.

Relatively simple technology can sometimes make a big difference, and we’re honoured to have played a small part in helping to improve Aidan’s quality of life a little.

Below: Aidan and his father enjoy an iPad game, and (r) Aidan hits the gas using his large yellow switch while his father and Nomi look on.

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