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Gaming for Adults with Special Needs Is a Good News Story

6 years ago


Syracuse University student Andrew Rubino, left, interviews Emerging Technolgies Librarian Jake Hare.

One Monday a month, the Carman Community Room fills for our Gaming for Adults with Special Needs program.

Emerging Technologies Librarian Jake Hare sets up the Wii console on the big overhead projection screen, knowing that patrons likely will pick bowling as the game of choice. He piles favorite board games so the special needs adults and their caregivers can choose and play. Socialization will fill the air, with smiles and conversation.

For the February 5 session, Syracuse University students Giulia Milana joined the group to ask questions and fashion a video piece for the university's NCC News website's evening news program.

SUStudentsInterviewSyracuse University students Giulia Milana and Andrew Chelney meet the patrons.

And Andrew Rubino brought his microphone and recorder for a radio segment for the same site.

They reported that the program does very good things.

 WiiBowlingPatrons participate in Wii bowling.

You can hear Rubino's report here.

You can find the SU news site here.

You can check our calendar for program dates here.