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

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.

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

UNC Hospitals Partner

UNC Hospitals inpatient rehabilitation services staff being introduced to adaptive gaming as part of Powered by AbleGamers. An initiative spearheaded by Dr. Katie Bartolo, who wanted to bring her passion for gaming to the patients at the newly opened campus…

Community Update

The end of the year approaches and for many of us that means piles of snow and loads of new games. There have been some major game launches recently including God of War Ragnarok (M), Overwatch 2 (T) , Sonic…

The holidays can be lonely for many. We want to bring the community together this season with our first winter event! One of the best ways to bring people together is through the power of video ...games, so join us in giving back and make it #SnowEveryoneCanGame - More info to come.

We know the holidays can be lonely for many, so this season we want to bring the community together. We are holding our very first winter event - 12 Days of AbleGamers! We partnered with 12 wonderful... individuals to stream starting today.

The 12 Days of AbleGamers will run from November 29th until Saturday, December 10th. Each day, one of these individuals will be raising money on their stream for AbleGamers.

We believe one of the best ways of bringing people together is through the power of video games. So join us in giving back and make it #SnowEveryoneCanGame STAY TUNED - WE WILL ANNOUNCE WHEN STREAMS ARE LIVE.