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.

People with disabilities are 51% more likely to be socially isolated than their non-disabled peers.

You want people with disabilities to have rich well rounded lives that let them be their best selves and to have something to look forward to. Your support works every day to bring play to those desperately needing it, and we do it at no cost to the people we serve.

You Can Change a Life

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Conquering the Accessibility Divide

The mission is always about using video games to enable social experiences for people with disabilities. AT&T wanted to highlight our mission and how technology makes these connections happen every day. Please watch how your support changes people’s lives.

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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News and Stories

First Annual Gala

AbleGamers First Annual Gala April 22, 2023 at 4:00PM ET Join us for a night of celebration and fun! You’re invited to an online event hosted in a custom-built virtual world designed especially for the AbleGamers Charity and YOU. (Think…

Positive Effects of Video Games

The Positive Effects of Video Games (Particularly on People With Disabilities) Video games have been a topic of debate for many years, with some people arguing that they are a waste of time and have negative effects on players. However,…

"I reached out to AbleGamers cause I was having a hard time with controllers & was not having fun playing games."said Troy B. "AbleGamers' peer counseling helped me! Now ...I'm connected & interested in starting to play multiplayer games to meet people online. My life has changed!"

Hey Content Creators - @mystic_kittenn & I need to find a few friends to send our Gala-in-a-Box if you're willing to showoff the limited-edition stuff inside!

Interested? Reply or ...DM! https://t.co/6e3y0FTWfb

I'm so happy to announce @AbleGamers' first-ever Charity Gala!

Purchase your ticket OR a limited edition swag box full of cool stuff all for a good cause!

Join us on April 22 for a night of celebration and fun!

Here's @bwecht to tell you how!