Posted by Cyn | Filed under Links
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.
One Response to “Link: Reactive Colors”
May 19th, 2006 at 4:05 pm
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.