Rory Steel Built His Disabled Daughter, Ava a Custom Controller
My Kids Harper, 8, and Wyatt, 4, love playing their Nintendo Switch. I can't imagine if I had a child who couldn't do things that other kids can do. As a parent you want to fix everything and make things possible for your children.
There was a 9-year-old girl with a neurological disorder that now play video games just like her friends thanks to her father's fantastic invention. Her father, Rory Steel built his daughter, Ava a custom Nintendo Switch controller using a Microsoft device and various components from eBay for roughly $144.
He said Ava, who has hereditary spastic paraplegia which affects her motor controls and speech, made the suggestion after seeing videos online. The device her father created consists of two joysticks and arcade game-style flashing buttons hooked up to an Xbox adaptive controller.
Steel posted a video to Twitter of his daughter playing "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" and it's been viewed more than one million times.
The video was also reposted by Bryce Johnson, founder of Microsoft's Inclusive Tech Lab and an inventor of the Xbox controller, who also gave Steel some suggestions for the controller.
This story was not only heartwarming but also incredibly creative. It shows you the sky is the limit.