Webinar: Current Trends and Innovations in Adaptive Video Gaming

Upcoming Events Calendar

Webinar: Current Trends and Innovations in Adaptive Video Gaming

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Location: Zoom via RESNA Learn

Time: 12:00pm Eastern

Title: Current Trends and Innovations in Adaptive Video Gaming

Speaker: Drew Redepenning

Abstract: Adaptive video gaming is a growing service within the field of assistive technology. There are now many options for individuals living with disabilities to play video games independently. However, for providers interested in offering adaptive gaming services, it is often difficult to know where to start with the adaptive gaming assessment. In this presentation, the adaptive gaming assessment will be broken down to highlight the key questions to ask those seeking adaptive gaming services. Through the presentation, information will be provided on the different controller, console, and game adaptations available to individuals with disabilities.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of session, attendees will be able to:

  1. After the presentation, participants will be able to describe at least ten different adaptations or adaptive controllers available for individuals with disabilities.
  2. After the presentation, participants will be able to identify at least three techniques to improve an individual's adaptive gaming set up.
  3. After the presentation, participants will be able to discuss at least five questions pivotal to the adaptive gaming assessment. 

Primary topic area: ACT - Access and Communication Technology
Secondary topic area: PLY - Play and Recreation in AT

Register Now

Presenter Bios:

Headshot of presenter Drew Redepenning. Drew has short brown hair and is smiling in the photo.

Drew Redepenning 

Drew Redepenning is a Biomedical Engineer, Assistive Technology Practitioner, and resident physician who has been involved in the field of adaptive video gaming for over five years. His primary focus is working with individuals with extremely limited mobility and setting them up with equipment to help them game at a high level. He formerly worked as the Lead Assistive Technology Specialist at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Minnesota and currently contracts as an Assistive Technology Specialist for Technology for HOME performing in-home assistive technology assessments. He has presented multiple educational sessions on adaptive video gaming both regionally and nationally throughout his career and has developed educational resources to help increase knowledge on adaptive gaming equipment. Finally, Drew is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation resident physician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is currently working to grow their adaptive gaming resources and services. 

Completion of the post-event survey and quiz earns 0.1 IACET CEUs.

RESNA has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 21670 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 170, Sterling, VA 20166: (703) 506-3275


Theme picker