20 Sep
  • By AbleGamers Charity
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Unlocktober: Unlocking Opportunities and Enabling Play for People with Disabilities

As October approaches, the gaming community is playing new releases and looking forward to games coming soon. From the AbleGamers side of things, we are already trying to accommodate the rise in Peer-Counseling Requests and Grant requests that come from new releases.  We are also focusing on how we can support even more players in […]

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19 Sep
  • By Prin DeJesus
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The Unseen Emotional & Mental Struggles

Coming home after receiving a heartbreaking diagnosis from your doctor’s visit. Waking up with no voice, unable to hear. Losing a limb from a tragic accident. These are just some moments that can change a life in an instant. Where do you go? Who do you talk to? People already have a hard time just […]

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19 Sep
  • By Aira Lee
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To The Moon: Representation Matters

To the Moon by Freebird Games is a 2011 game renowned for its story which moved players to tears. There’s a lot to analyze in this game even years later, but I want to address one specific aspect which is personally important to me: autistic representation. The game has two canonically autistic characters: River, the […]

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19 Sep
  • By Kevin Casper
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Accessible Arcade Programming

Wrestling is bigger and more diverse than ever, with Wikipedia listing 51 different active wrestling brands in the US alone. How much do you know about the wide and wonderful world of wrestling? I used to be a pretty huge wrestling nerd back in the 90s, but I fell off that train. Others sure haven’t, […]

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19 Sep
  • By Catherine Brody
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Anxiety & Gaming

Anxiety can be absolutely debilitating for those who have it, some more than others, and it can seriously affect your day to day life. For many, it is normal to experience anxiety a couple times in your life, but when its frequent activities, such as stepping outside because there might be a wasp or a […]

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22 Aug
  • By Catherine Brody
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Xbox Adaptive Controller Coming to Gamescom 2019

Across the pond, big things are happening in the name of gaming accessibility. This year at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, the renowned Xbox Adaptive Controller will make an appearance on the show floor! In the Indie Arena Booth, the newly featured “Accessibility Arena”, which is an offset of the main booth that features a more […]

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22 Aug
  • By Aira Lee
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Respecting your Limits

Filthy Casual. Fake Gamer. Poser. That’s just a few of the names I’ve been called by self-proclaimed “hardcore” gamers. This is nothing new for me. I’ve been derided for the types of games I play and the way I play them for as long as I can remember – and all too often, the one […]

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22 Aug
  • By Kevin Casper
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It’s Okay To Ask

Independent game development has been one of the most incredible parts of the video games industry. The amount of tools, knowledge, and access that creative people have continues to grow, and they’re putting that to work in making news games of all kinds, filling niches of all sorts, and building something for all to enjoy. […]

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22 Jul
  • By Prin DeJesus
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Making Way For Accessibility

2019 seems like a year where more and more talks of accessibility are happening. Companies from different industries have been putting more research and development in this sector to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Microsoft has taken a huge step in its release of the Xbox Adaptive Controller which had its commercial showcased […]

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