AbleGamers Brings Accessible Gaming to Helen Hayes Hospital

Helen Hayes Hospital recently welcomed a team from the AbleGamers Foundation to create an accessible video gaming station for the physical rehabilitation hospital’s patients. AbleGamers, which provides people with disabilities with custom gaming setups, fitted the hospital’s recreation room with gaming consoles, games, modified controllers, eye-gaze technology and more, so that everyone can experience the fun of playing video games with their friends and family.

Helen Hayes Hospital administrators thanked AbleGamers for “their generosity and..dedication to improving an individual’s quality of life through access to recreational activities.”

The hospital— which operates a comprehensive Therapeutic Recreation Department and the area’s largest Adapted Sports and Recreation program—recognizes the importance of accessible recreational opportunities for individuals living with life changing injuries or conditions, and applauds AbleGamers’ work to harness the power of video games to improve lives. To learn more about AbleGamers, please visit them online at www.ablegamers.org. For more information about video gaming at Helen Hayes Hospital, please contact the HHH Therapeutic Recreation Department at 845-786-4196.

The Adapted Sports & Recreation Program at Helen Hayes Hospital is a 4-season program that offers sports and recreation opportunities to individuals with disabilities of all skill levels. Program offerings include sled hockey, adapted skiing, golf, baseball, waterskiing, kayaking, gardening, airsoft/target shooting and more.