Our Top 6 picks for Holiday Gift Giving

Submitted By: Staff Member, Matthew Walzer

If you are still looking for some great holiday gifts, we’ve put together a list of our top six picks of gifts, that can help make a difference in the lives of people of all abilities! Check them out below.

1. MICROSOFT ADAPTIVE CONTROLLER

In September of 2018, Microsoft unveiled its Adaptive Controller, an accessible solution for gamers with disabilities. The controller allows the user to enjoy their favorite Xbox video games comfortably without having to worry about limitations posed by a traditional button and joystick controller. The controller consists of a flat, rectangular design with input ports on the rear of the controller allowing gamers to connect external joysticks, buttons, and switches for a truly customizable and accessible gaming experience. Learn more about the controller here.

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Microsoft also released this advertisement for the controller, highlighting what it means when we all have the ability to play.  

2. AUGUST SMART LOCK

A smart lock can be a safe and accessible way for a person to unlock the door to their home via their smartphone. Learn more about SmartLock here

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3. DOT SMARTWATCH

The first SmartWatch for people who are blind or visually impaired. The revolutionary watch face displays information completely through braille. Connecting to a smartphone via Bluetooth, the watch displays incoming call information, text messages, calendar information, as well as notifications from any app on your phone, all through Braille. Learn more about it here.

4. TOMMY ADAPTIVE APPAREL

Tommy Hilfiger features a fully adaptive and accessible clothing line for people with disabilities. Consisting of everything from shirts, tops, jeans, pants, shorts, jackets and nearly everything in between, the line is available for men, women, and children. Learn more here.

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5. NIKE FLYEASE

Nike’s adaptive shoe line provides solutions for people who have trouble tying or getting their foot into a traditional shoe. The FlyEase technology allows the shoe to open at the heel, allowing the wearer to simply slide their foot in and close the shoe securely via the velcro strap. Available in mens, women and kids styles, as well as widths to accommodate those who wear ankle foot orthotics. More information available here.

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6. DELTA BEVERAGE HOLDER

This beverage holder is designed for biking, which means it is great as beverage holder for a wheelchair or scooter user. More information can be found here.

Image via Dick’s Sporting Goods