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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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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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November Community Update

It’s been a busy but great month!   As we approach the 12th hour… err, month of 2021, it’s a suitable time to look back on all the cool things that have happened this November. We’ve seen some major games launch recently and watched various…

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…

Tune in to magic 🌌

On December 7th, we'll be hosting the Logitech G #HolidayMagic Global Charity Stream in support of @AbleGamers!

Join us and @ASTROGaming for games with ...your favorite creators, and plenty of opportunities to win gear.

Thank you Alienware for supporting our work and our mission to create opportunities that enable play in order to combat social isolation, foster inclusive communities, and improve the quality of life... for people with disabilities.
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“Games are best when we all can enjoy them! @AbleGamers works to make gaming accessible by designing adaptive controllers & connecting with studios...

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Games are best when we all can enjoy them!

@AbleGamers works to make gaming accessible by designing adaptive controllers & connecting with studios to improve inclusivity.

...We're proud to support them through hardware and financial donations to help continue their mission. #IDPD