The NC Assistive Technology Program (ATP) partnered with Solutions for Independence to host its first-ever Adaptive Recreation and Gaming Resource Fair on March 25 at Winston-Salem’s JDL Fast Track indoor track and field facility.
The event was the first of three AT Pop-Up events, and more than 185 attendees were able to try out accessible recreational and adaptive gaming equipment. From bicycling and archery to pickleball, golf and video games outfitted with accessible controllers, attendees got the chance to get active and have fun while trying something new.
“It’s exciting to get back in person hosting interactive and accessible gaming and recreation options for individuals across the state,” said NC Assistive Technology Program Director Tammy D. Koger.
Assistive Technology helps people with disabilities and those who are facing challenges associated with aging to actively participate in community life, including sports and recreational activities and programs. NC ATP’s partnership with Solutions for Independence in Winston-Salem provided the opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills in the use of adaptive sports and gaming equipment and programs during this free four-hour event.
Volunteer students from High Point University’s physical therapy program and Winston-Salem State University’s health sciences and rehab studies/counseling programs were on hand to assist participants and to help facilitate the event.
The upcoming Spring 2023 AT Pop-Up events will be held on April 21 in Wilmington and on May 19 in Sanford. See the flyer for more information on the events.