Microsoft, Morgan's Wonderland Join Forces to Help the Disabled Advance

San Antonio's unique Morgan' Wonderland theme park for children and adults with special needs has partnered with Microsoft to use tech to enhance its guests experience, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Microsoft today installed several screens in its Sensory Village exhibit which Morgan's Wonderland founder Gordon Hartman says will allow even mobility impaired individuals to play games, participate in contests, and win prizes.

"We'll be able to give opportunities for people with special needs and without special needs that did not exist before when they came to Morgan's Wonderland," he said.

Microsoft says its technology will use virtual reality and other cutting edge technology to allow guests with impairments to play games like Xbox using 'adaptive controllers,' as well as a 'Wish Machine' which allows Morgan's Wonderland guests to submit their 'most awe-inspiring wish' and win a prize.

"There will be an opportunity just by touching screens and things will pop up," Hartman said.  "That will enable them to go to the next step, and make it very easy to maneuver."

Microsoft says it is as committed as Morgan's Wonderland to 'empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.'

PHOTO: Students at the Morgan's Wonderland Academy try out the new Microsoft devices at Sensory Village.

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