LSC Digital Champion
Who? - Ashley G
What has been achieved?
Ashley has become a regular to the LSC since first joining us over a year ago. An avid gamer with limited manual dexterity, Ashley requires extra support when using conventional gamepads and joysticks, which can be tiring and frustrating (for both Ashley and his dad!). Ashley has spent a long time researching and looking for games that are accessible to him. With the specialist support of our ICT coordinator Paul, we have found an accessible gaming solution that affords him maximum independence to play triple 'A' rated gaming titles like 'The Witcher' series from iconic game developers CD Projekt Red.
What equipment was used?
In the multimedia suite Ashley uses a 27' iMac a 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 processor fitted with 8GB of RAM and a NVDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1024 MB graphics card all running on the macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 operating system. Ashley accesses the computer using a 'BJOY Ring' which is a USB device that converts his wheelchair joystick into a mouse to control the computer, compatible tablets and smartphones. With no additional adjustment, Ashley can control and access all his favourite programmes and applications. Mouse clicks can also be executed with the external switches that he prefers.
Well done Ashley. A big thanks also goes out to his dedicated and supportive family, especially dad Michael who drives to Chailey from Hastings each week in order to make sure his son continues to pursue his full potential!