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How To Modify Rock Band Video Game So That People in Wheelchairs Can Play

Rock Band Can be Modified to Work With Those in Wheelchairs

How awesome is this? A company called Kinetic Communications has created a mod for Rock Band so that people in wheelchairs can play.

Previously, the wheelchair-bound couldn't rock out because the game's kickpedal couldn't be disabled, but Kinetic's hack, which was created for one of their disabled clients who wanted to play, allows you to unplug it and bypass the kickpedal function.

For under $20, all you need to buy is a few supplies, and the directions sound achingly simple. Nice work, Kinetic!

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macgirl macgirl 7 years
I think it is fantastic that there is a solution for the disabled. I am however NOT SAD that this wasn't an original feature. Not that I don't think equal opportunity is good. I just don't know if you can hold everyone accountable to be aware of every single angle that your product might be used. I would be upset if the request was brought up to XBox and they told you "too bad, there's not the market".
MsTerious82 MsTerious82 7 years
As others have mentioned, it's really a shame that this wasn't an original feature. No one should every have to be excluded because of physical ability. Kudos to Kinetic Communications.
Charlsie Charlsie 7 years
Ya, I'm sad it wasn't an original feature, but awesome for someone adding it!
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 7 years
This is really nice for them.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 7 years
This is really nice for them.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 7 years
how on earth was that not an original consideration in the first place? seriously, gamers, and rockers, come in all shapes, sizes and conditions. even if the media doesn't show it!
tlight tlight 7 years
tlight tlight 7 years
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