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Jan 19, 2009

USARCfest '09 supports Ski Program for Disabled

USARC is having their annual fundraiser at Bear Mountain Resort, Big Bear Lake (just outside Los Angeles) on Saturday, March 7, 2009. This event raises funds to purchase adaptive ski equipment, train 200 volunteers and professional staff members, and subsidize the cost of every lesson!

USARC is a nonprofit organization that provides adaptive recreation opportunities throughout summer and winter to physically and cognitively challenged children and adults. It is quite remarkable what USARC provides. Just check out their website to see the mountain biking, water skiiing and snow skiing they offer.

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Dec 2, 2008

Video Games for People with Disabilities

As part of the work we continue to do with wounded service members in San Diego, CA, we are occasionally asked about video games that these military men and women can play. In a communication I had with CAUSE as part of the digital library they are establishing at a facility in San Diego, I compiled a list of on-line resources for people with disabilities that want to play video games. The resources include adapted game controllers, like joysticks and a foot pedal for Guitar Hero; console games that may be easily accessed; on-line games with easy adaptations; and games with built-in accommodations. Of particular interest are games that can be played by people with one hand.
While not a comprehensive list, hopefully this has some useful resources:

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