A tech-savvy father finds a way to bring joy to his daughter.
Financial journalist Becky Quick talks about major companies and business news daily on CNBC.
But there is something different about a request she made of two tech firms on April 28.
The tweet contains a heartwarming video of a girl named Ava playing video games with a controller her father designed to optimize accessibility.
Her delighted facial expressions are precious.
“Rory Steel built his disabled daughter a custom video game controller,” the video text explains. “And it’s the best thing we’ve seen all day.”
“Steel made the adaptive controller for Ava, who has hereditary spastic paraplegia and thus is unable to use the standard controller, by souping up the XBox adaptive controller with components from EBay,” it reads.
“He was able to create something special so Ava could play video games with her friends,” the text continues.
“What a wonderful dad,” tweeted Takei.
“Today at CES, we announced the next step in our journey to make gaming more accessible: Project Leonardo for PlayStation 5,” the company said in a blog post Jan. 4. “Developed with key contributions from accessibility experts, community members, and game developers, Project Leonardo is our codename for a new highly customizable controller kit that works ‘out of the box’ to help many players with disabilities play games more easily, more comfortably, and for longer periods.”
Project Leonardo is still in development with no current release date.
Sony said during the announcement it was still gathering feedback from the disabled community.
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