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Assistive Technology Products for Recreation and Leisure

Accessible beach wheelchairs at the seashore.

Are you looking for adapted toys and games? How about best places to vacation that are accessible? Or maybe access to extra-curricular activities? Here you'll find a variety of resources and links to good places to start on your search!

ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL

Below are resources for information on ensuring that tourist destinations, products and services are accessible to all people, regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities or age.

DISABILITY AIR TRAVEL

Tips and tricks to ensure that air travel for people with disabilities is easier, cheaper and safer.

INTERACTIVE MAP OF 9 OF THE MOST ACCESSIBLE VACATION SITES

Created by Michael Leavy of Home Healthcare Adaptations, a family-run company based in Ireland that specializes in adapting homes for the elderly and less abled.

ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL RESOURCES

Information on organizations and companies who cater to the needs of mobility challenged individuals.

MAKING RESERVATIONS AT A WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE HOTEL

An article from Mobility-Advisor with tips and suggestions for online and phone reservations.

WHEN WE TRAVEL

Search a database of specific types of tourist attractions, activities, restaurants, bed and breakfast inns, and RV parks that meet your unique requirements.

7 TRAVEL AGENCIES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS TRAVEL

 A list of organizations that provide accessible vacations.

TRIPS INC.

Vacation packages for those 18 or older with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

GIMP ON THE GO

Travel reviews, tips and resources. You can also buy a Gimp on the Go luggage tag!

ACCESSIBLE JOURNEYS

Accessible Journeys is a vacation planner and tour operator exclusively for wheelchair travelers, their families and friends.

AUTISTIC GLOBETROTTING

A travel blog to help make travel easy for individuals with autism.

THE GUIDED TOUR

Supervised trips for adults with developmental challenges, autism, down syndrome, and other special needs.

NEW DIRECTIONS TRAVEL

A non-profit organization offering national and international travel vacations.

A SPECIAL NEEDS PRE-FLIGHT CHECKLIST: 16 THINGS YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE HEADING TO THE AIRPORT

This blog will give you a headstart on planning a trip with a child with disabilities.

70 TIPS AND TRICKS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ROAD TRIPS

Another helpful blog post from Friendship Circle. Takes the stress out of planning.

THE RIGHTS OF AIR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES

This blog offers information on the rights of airline passengers with disabilities and some tips on how to navigate the process of travel.

 

32 VACATION DESTINATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Great links to accessible vacations including where to get beach wheelchairs in Hawaii 🙂

ACCESSIBLE TOYS AND GAMING

Through play, children (and adults) grow cognitively, socially and develop their communication skills. Giving children and adults access to toys and gaming is an important part of inclusive learning.

Accessible Games for Young Children

RJ COOPER

RJ offers premade switch games, switches and kits to make your own switches.

ENABLING DEVICES

Here you'll find adapted games such as Bingo, Monopoly Jr., Tic Tac Toe, a dice roller and spinner.

INCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGY

Inclusive has a wide variety of switch adapted toys including popular characters such as star wars and minions.

ABLENET

Accessible toys and many options for switches.

INCLUSIVE TLC

80+ Games & Activities that can be accessed using mouse and keyboard, switch, touch screen, joy stick, roller ball and eye gaze.

SENTEACHER

The One Switch Website hosts a library of free switch accessible games suited to many capabilities.

PINTEREST

Explore Lauren S. Enders, MA, CCC-SLP's board activities and software.

Accessible Games for Adults (12 yrs +)

MARTY'S BLINDFOLD GAMES

Blindfold Games creates audio games for visually impaired people, with dozens of games for the iPhone and iPad including Sudoku, slot maching, crossword puzzles, Who wants to be a Millionaire...

AUDIOGAMES.NET

Computer games based upon sound rather than graphics.

BLIND GAMERS

A part of Spoonbill Software devoted to games for visually impaired and blind gamers. Games are free.

 

ALTER AEON

A fantasy world full of adventure that works with most screen readers.

ONE SWITCH BLOG

Great blog about all things gaming. Watch the VIDEO of Becky controls Mindcraft with her eyes.

Accessible Gaming Resources

MARYLAND AT CONNECTION HUB

The AT Connection Hub includes low tech adapted toys, adapted tools for arts and crafts, adapted access for gaming and online recreational activities.

NORTH CAROLINA AT PROGRAM

NCATP provides blog articles about accessible gaming and toys.

MASTER OF GAMES

This webpage offers a selection of ideas on games for people with disabilities.

GAMES ALL CHILDREN CAN PLAY

An online guide of games children with and without disabilities can play together.

 

DYSGRAPHIA TOOLBOX

Creative suggestions for games to play with children and adults with disabilities on Pinterest.

 

20 FUN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS WITH DISABILITIES

Assistivetech.net offers ideas for games for children with disabilities. Working games into everyday activities.

 

TOYS AND GAMES FROM AUTISM SPEAKS

A list of games appropriate for individuals with autism and links to websites.

LEARNING GAMES

Links to different types of learning games, posted by SpecialNeeds.com.

PLAYING AROUND WITH ACCESSIBLE GAMES

Easter Seals offers a list of ideas for games appropriate for children with special needs and links to where to buy.

GAME ACCESSIBILITY

An article with lots of helpful links.

ABLEGAMERS ENABLES FUN

This company provides customized gaming setups. Be sure to take a look at their Stories. 

ONE SWITCH

A resource for switch using gamers.

BLINDFOLD GAMES

Blindfold Games creates audio games for visually impaired people, with dozens of games for the iPhone, iPad and iPod. 

GAMERS WITH DISABILITIES BATTLE AN INDIFFERENT INDUSTRY

Information on what needs to happen for video games to become accessible. This article features Chuck Bittner, an advocate for change.

ATTAINMENT COMPANY

Attainment offers a variety of learning games for students with disabilities.

GESTURETEK HEALTH

Gesturetek offers technology to allow individuals to interface with images, objects and adventure simulations through gesture-control.

ACCESSIBLE SPORTS

Staying active for people with disabilities is as important for health and self image as it is for those without!

MOBILITY-ADVISOR.COM

Did you know competitive wheelchair sports activities began in the 1940's when disabled veterans began were tossing a basketball around their hospital ward? This article includes links to organizations championing wheelchair sports.

 

TYPES OF WHEELCHAIRS FOR SPORTS

Info on your favorite competitive or recreational sport. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to see links to info on all-terrain wheelchairs, wheelchairs for dancing, tennis and more.

YOUTUBE

Search YouTube videos for games for special needs, games for disabilities, activities for special needs, etc.

GENERAL RESOURCES

NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED

Love to read? Know someone who loves to ready but has vision challenges? NLS is a free braille and talking book library for those with disabilities!

PINTEREST

Search Pinterest by Adaptive Equipment, assistive technology for recreation, assistive tech for leisure to find resources posted by teachers, therapists and users of AT.

FACEBOOK

Search Facebook for groups that post about accessible vacations and recreation.

YOUTUBE

Search YouTube by Assistive tech for recreation or Assistive tech for leisure to find a variety of videos.