MoAT Receives a Grant from the
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
for Adaptive Gaming
The explosive growth of online gaming during the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that many have found this interaction as a means of much-needed connection during the swell of forced isolation. The online gaming environment provides the opportunity to engage and compete even when having to stay apart physically. For Missourians living with paralysis, this activity may not have been accessible.
That is, until now...
Through a year-long grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Missouri Assistive Technology is working to eliminate the barriers of access by providing and supporting alternative access methods to video gaming to all Missourians living with paralysis. These methods include eye gaze, head tracking, mouth/chin control, bite switch control, and sip and puff control. All Missourians whose physical limitations hinder their ability to participate in online gaming activities will benefit from this project.
This project will impact participants by providing the following free services:
Comparison of a wide variety of gaming/computer access methods
Consultation on alternative input methods
Training on all appropriate devices
Loan of gaming equipment and alternative access devices
Assistance in finding funding for personal equipment for when the trial is completed
Monthly onsite gaming "open house"
To find out how to participate, contact Laura Hoffman at 816-655-6709 or via email.