Combating Social Isolation Through Play

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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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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.


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

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Creating assistive technologies that provide solutions to barriers to play

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Fostering opportunities for camaraderie to forge lifelong relationships.

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Discovering barriers and solutions to facilitate accessible player experiences

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Guiding Industry philosophies to promote an inclusive and accessible future.

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Powered by AbleGamers - partnering with various organizations to reach more players with disabilities and provide them with a nearby location to assist in setup to enter the world of gaming. Visit ...our website AbleGamers.org #SoEveryoneCanGame

In case you missed it, our friends at #KOLLOK and their amazing community raised more than $16,000 for AbleGamers https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1503115619

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