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  1. In this Gear, Gadgets and Gizmos episode from the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RIDC), I’m in conversation with Vivek Gohil who has managed to find ways to enjoying gaming by bending technology to his will.Vivek is 29 and from Leicester, he lives with the muscle-wasting condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, he uses a ventilator to help him breathe and is a powered wheelchair user. He is a Blogger, Speaker, Accessibility & Assistive Tech Consultant and Freelance Writer for the gaming website Eurogamer. Vivek primarily writes about disability representation in all forms of media, assistive technology, gaming, mental health and his lived experience. He’s worked with Microsoft testing their Xbox adaptive controller, Logitech reviewing gaming mice and game developers to improve accessibility and disability inclusion. Comics, Sci-Fi, Robotics, Superheroes, Space and Psychology interest him so if you’re not busy then he can talk your ear off about those topics. You can learn more by visiting Vivek’s blog posts at http://bit.ly/2Zp1PcXDuring our conversation Vivek mentioned the following products:Gaming Mouse Logitech 3250 http://bit.ly/308h0IqWindows Dictation Software Playstation 4 Controller adapted by Special Effect a charity. http://bit.ly/3097IvCXbox adaptive controlTitan 1 controller  https://amzn.to/3050cSnRate it! (http://bit.ly/RiDCRateitAbout) is a product review website by and for disabled people. It’s an online space for you to share views of products (specialist and mainstream), hacks, and tips to make life easier. If you’re a disabled or older person living in the UK, use your knowledge and experience to do consumer research – Join the RiDC research panel (http://bit.ly/RiDCResearchPanel)  

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