Groups work on making video games more accessible
Video gamers are working to adapt the latest games so players with disabilities can participate. Steve Spohn of nonprofit AbleGamers said the goal is to make it possible for people with disabilities to play games, not necessarily to compete. While progress is being made, he said, it also is important to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the new accessible games. Joystiq.com
Enter UCP's #HalloweenWithoutLimits Costume Photo Contest
United Cerebral Palsy is hosting a social media contest to find the most inventive, creative and limitless costume for children (or adults) with disabilities. Submit your photos on our Facebook page or via Twitter (@UCPNational) until Thursday, Oct. 30 at midnight EST using the #HalloweenWithoutLimits hashtag. Throughout the month, we'll encourage people to vote by "liking," "commenting" on, "sharing," "favoriting" and "retweeting." On Halloween we'll announce the fan favorites -- the top five online vote-getters. Winners will be featured in UCP's next Full Spectrum e-newsletter on Nov. 3 along with our staff pick for most creative costume. Winners will receive a treat from Hershey's Chocolate! Read more.
Enabled by Design-athon: D.C. Edition kick-off event features Universal Design expert
John P.S. Salmen, a leading expert in the field of Universal Design and president of Universal Designers & Consultants, Inc. in Washington D.C., will be joining Adrienne Biddings, policy counsel for Google, and others at Enabled by Design-athon: D.C. Edition on Nov. 5. Register now. for this dynamic event encouraging innovation by designers, inventors, hackers and makers for the benefit of people with disabilities. The Design-athon, an initiative of UCP's Life Labs, kicks off with a free event at the MLK Memorial Library with a round of lightning talks from these noted experts and a social hour at a nearby venue. Then, at a two-day design workshop at Google's D.C. offices, teams will compete to come up with designs and prototypes for inventions designed for people with disabilities.
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ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Together
with nearly 100 affiliates, UCP has a mission to advance the independence,
productivity and full citizenship of people disabilities by supporting more than
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UCP works to enact real change—to revolutionize care, raise standards of living
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