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OPTIONAL yellow Gumball
Switch at left cheek
pics for larger images)
(above) is a student with severe motor challenges. He is
always ready to participate in age-appropriate activities.
He uses a single switch mounted at the left temple to
access the guitar controller. He LOVES Guitar Hero as you
can see. Despite his physical challenges, Erik scored 600
points on his first try!" (Sue
ed. teacher, La Crosse, WI)
popularity of Rock Band and Guitar Hero at an
all-time high, I decided to allow persons with
significant physical challenges to play
also! I've put 2 switch inputs in the
bottom edge of the Guitar Hero guitar.
Why Guitar Hero and not Rock Band?
Because the beginning level of Guitar hero
allows you to play *without* having to press
the neck buttons! Just strum (press your
switch) in time with the program.
summer of 2009, I switch-adapted my first
and sent it off, upon request, to Sue...
version of Guitar Hero supports two guitars, a vocalist
and a drummer. Each participant can choose their own level
of difficulty: beginner, easy...expert. And they all still
play together. Erik plays on the beginner level, I play on
the easy level and, of course, our more able-bodied, video
born-and-bred students play the more difficult levels such
as expert. They always kick teacher butt."
Gus (left) shows off his talent as a guitarist and singer
while Tricia and Amanda (right) sing back up. Erik pumps out
the bass line using the switch adapted guitar controller that
he accesses with a single switch mounted at his left cheek.
Erik’s excitement over being an equal participate in this
activity is apparent as Gus kicks it up a notch.
(Click pic for larger image)
you know you can plug a switch directly into the Guitar
Hero drum set to be the bass drum? Cool, eh?
And "No" for Rock Band, since it doesn't do 'strum-only'
(guitar only! Purchase
game separately; ebay or Amazon is good for that;
for Beginner mode, must be World Tour (2008) or above)
|H-49-PS3 - Switch-Adapted Guitar Hero
Guitar for Playstation 3.....$99 (7 left @
|H-49-PS2 - Switch-Adapted Guitar Hero Guitar
for Playstation 2.....$99 (1 left @ $50)
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