Children with special needs will have more opportunities to play when some new technologies arrive at child development centres throughout the province this month.

CanAssist at the University of Victoria worked with the BC Association for Childhood Development and Intervention and CDC staff to select technologies that would be most useful for children with special needs.

The technology includes an accessible gaming controller so children with limited hand function can use popular video-gaming systems, and a ball launcher, which allows children who are unable to throw independently to play ball with others and with pets.