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Link: Reactive Colors

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Links | Posted on 19-05-2006


Have any of you visited Reactive Colors yet, or tried out the software? It sounds very interesting. From MindHacks:

Innovative autism community software project Reactive Colors had its official launch the other day, and is now sporting a new website and numerous 'reactivities' to download and play online.

The project is designed to encourage individuals with autistic spectrum differences and learning disabilities to use computers, through which they can develop mouse, keyboard, programming and screen skills and deliberately emphasise the characteristics of computing that are of potential significance to people on the autism spectrum.

The project is based on open-source principles and intended to be more than just a free download. Interested people are encouraged to contribute their own programming skills to the project.

The input of people with autism and Asperger syndrome is particularly encouraged, as they are likely to have the best insight into what sort of activities will engage those on the autism spectrum.

Comments (1)

I have no info about it.

FWIW, a good half of my life is spent try­ing to encour­age my aspie to get OFF the com­put­er and inter­act with people. 

Com­put­er inter­ac­tion seems to be eas­i­er than the human vari­ety, but any job sit­u­a­tion would require the human inter­ac­tion skills to be honed to some extent, at least.