Jan 20, 2020
Dad builds Nintendo video game controller for disabled girl
Rory Steel/Twitter A man has hand-built a custom controller for his disabled daughter so she is able to play video games. Rory Steel said the Nintendo Switch controller was built for nine-year-old Ava with a Microsoft device and components from eBay for about £110. A video on Twitter of Ava, who is from Jersey, using the device has had more than 800,000 views. Teacher Mr Steel, head of the Digital Jersey Academy, built the device with two joysticks and arcade game-style flashing buttons hooked up to a Microsoft Xbox adaptive controller. Some of Mr Steel's tweets were reposted by Bryce Johnson, founder of Microsoft's Inclusive Tech Lab and an inventor of the Xbox controller, who also gave him some suggestions for the controller.
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