[games_access] Real vs. Virtual sports

Barrie Ellis barrie.ellis at oneswitch.org.uk
Thu Mar 16 14:54:33 EST 2006


...turned this up whilst working on the Physical Disabilities presentation:


"Using the latest assistive computer technology from Madentec, people with 
quadriplegia golfed right beside their able-bodied counterparts on an actual 
course using a wheelchair-mounted computer running Microsoft's Links LS 2000 
golf software. A replica of the Pelican Hill golf course was stored in the 
computer software down to every detail. People with disabilities golfed 
virtually, using the computer software and assistive technology.
These people participated on the same teams as the able-bodied golfers. The 
golfers with disabilities drove from hole to hole on the real course in 
their powered wheelchair, following the shots they are making on the 
computer mounted in front of them. The other golfers will ride in slightly 
less style in powered golf carts. " - Source: 
http://www.at508.com/abletv/event_real_abilities.asp (loads of video files 
there too).

Loads of TV links too. It's not new (c.2000), but an idea that should get 
more coverage. Turn based sports such as pool and darts are very suitable 
for this kind of real vs. virtual inclusive sport. This link mentions some 
work I did years ago, which was great fun - 
http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/2/I/Playstation-PC/Iplaystation15.htm


Barrie
www.OneSwitch.org.uk





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