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Combating Social Isolation Through Play

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HOW WE ARE CHANGING LIVES

Creating opportunities that enable play in order to combat social isolation, foster inclusive communities, and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the globe have realized the threat of social isolation. But for people with disabilities, social isolation has been an ongoing epidemic. While things have undoubtedly gotten worse as the pandemic has progressed, 35-45% of people with disabilities were profoundly socially isolated even before COVID. 

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A person in a wheelchair smiling while using the Axis 2 controller, an adaptive device with several large pushbuttons and three joysticks.
Two people smiling while playing a game.

Our Focus

Play is a powerful weapon against the epidemic of social isolation. Play, specifically via gaming, gives people an accessible way to reach beyond the physical confines of their homes, connect with other players all over the world.

Five Pillars

The world of games and gaming provides people with disabilities an opportunity to build rich social engagements, lifelong friendships, and connect with players who share similar experiences. Simply put, AbleGamers believes in using the power of play and inclusion to connect players, build communities and combat social isolation.

Peer
Counseling

Providing 1-on-1 guidance to assess player needs in order to enable play

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Engineering
Research

Creating assistive technologies that provide solutions to barriers to play

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Community
Development

Fostering opportunities for camaraderie to forge lifelong relationships.

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User
Research

Discovering barriers and solutions to facilitate accessible player experiences

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Professional
Development

Guiding Industry philosophies to promote an inclusive and accessible future.

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AbleGamers wins The*gameHERs Logitech G Top Charity of the Year Award

  We are so very honored to have been awarded the Logitech G Charity of the Year Award! Thank you for nominating the AbleGamers Charity, for voting for us, and for believing in our mission to create opportunities that enable…

AbleGamers welcomes Roger Brooks to the team.

We are so excited that AbleGamers continues to grow to meet the increasing demand for our programs and services. We have hired Roger Brooks as our Director of Mental Health as part of our Peer Counseling Team. Roger is a…

This holiday season give the gift that enables play. How about AbleGamers merchandise and a donation in honor of your friend, neighbor, or loved one? Help us create opportunities that enable play in... order to combat social isolation, foster inclusive communities, and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Donate today http://ow.ly/65Fj50GSpJV

This holiday season give the gift that enables play. How about AbleGamers merchandise and a donation in honor of your friend, neighbor, or loved one? Help us create opportunities that enable play in... order to combat social isolation, foster inclusive communities, and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Donate today http://ow.ly/Wzvp50GSpJU

The entire AbleGamers Charity team would like to thank you. We are incredibly grateful for your support.
Thank you for sharing our story, for fundraising on our behalf, for donating and for ...always being there when we need you the most. #SoEveryoneCanGame