Dad Builds his Daughter Controller for Breath of the Wild

Aims to make the game more accessible for gamers with disabilities

By Andy Hoover. Posted 01/22/2020 11:15 Comment on this     ShareThis

For most gamers, it can actually prove quite easy to take their hobby for granted. As used to controllers as we are, the reality is they are rather complex and precise devices that can prove an imposing challenge not just to newer gamers, but to those with physical disabilities as well. Thankfully, there are folks out there looking for new ways to help overcome these challenges.

For example, there’s Rory Steel, a technology educator from Jersey in the UK who wanted to help his daughter, who experiences impaired fine motor functions, play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The custom contraption actually uses Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller as a foundation, though you’d have a hard time telling based on the assortment of large buttons and joysticks visible on the current device. You can check it out in Rory’s tweet below:

The news only gets better from here, as Rory’s work has caught the attention of both Microsoft and Logitech who want to work with him on further developing his controller. Hopefully work like this will continue onward until every possible physical barrier to enjoying games is conquered.

Source: Channel 103

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