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CBBC launches six online games for kids with cognitive disabilities

MUMBAI: UK kids and tween broadcaster CBBC has relaunched six of its online games with Switch technology – making them accessible to children with motor and cognitive disabilities.


With the Switch option, children with motor or cognitive disabilities will be able to enjoy playing Scuba Scramble, Walkie Talkie, Target Zone, Splat Attack, Line Of Defence and Tuneulator without needing to manipulate a mouse or keyboard.



Sibling channel CBeebies currently employs Switch technology to ensure its games are accessible to the BBC‘s younger viewers. The BBC now aims to offer games for all children, whatever their age or ability.



The BBC says that it is unique amongst broadcasters in its determination to make its broadcast and online services as accessible as possible.



Switches are the specialist items of hardware which can be plugged into a computer instead of the mouse. They enable children to access a computer when their disability might normally prevent them from doing so.



In Scuba Scramble users are deep sea diving in the Maldives. Using the radar users can dive deep to find the treasure but don‘t take too much time or the air supply will run out.


In Walkie Talkie the users youth club is full of people needing advice.

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