A Man has created a custom controller for his daughter so she is able to play the Nintendo Switch video game Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Rory Steel built the controller for his 9 year old Ava using a Microsoft Adaptive Controller and some general parts acquired from eBay. The videos he has posted to twitter are the most heartwarming things you'll see today.
Finished! Ava gives my homemade #accessibility controller V1.0 the thumbs up. She can play @Nintendo #BreathoftheWild on her #switch like her friends now. All thanks to @Microsoft 🙌 #adaptiveController #XAC @brycej @ArranDyslexia @shanselman pic.twitter.com/dOhGnUFZa0— Rory Steel (@JerseyITGuy) 19 January 2020
The device helps Ava to play the game like all her friends creating a way for her to navigate around a disability that effects her motor controls and speech.
Mr Steel plans to make instructions available online so that other people can build similar devices.
The #1 quality of a digital professional... Patience... Making inroads with the aid of coffee! The controller project is on target for this afternoon. #accessibility @Nintendo #switch @Microsoft #adaptiveController pic.twitter.com/U5z1xjzROe— Rory Steel (@JerseyITGuy) 19 January 2020
That's enough for tonight. Some serious soldering and wire management tomorrow morning for some game testing in the afternoon. My daughter is desperate to try but we've kept it a secret from her brother who's been itching to play #ZeldaBreathoftheWild. @Nintendo @Microsoft pic.twitter.com/bgIC9h9aH3— Rory Steel (@JerseyITGuy) 18 January 2020
Who else wants to vote this guy in for "Father of the Year" already?
Check out this video of how the Xbox adaptive controller is helping people with disabilities to play games.