Today, over 164 million adults in the United States are video gamers. The cultural phenomenon is a unifying factor internationally, too, with estimates stating that 40% of the global population plays video games. Video games provide an important outlet for players to unwind and connect with likeminded people all around the world. The community helps players form lifelong friendships with people they might not have otherwise met or been able to stay in touch with.
The video gaming community itself is a rich, rewarding, diverse space where people can find connection, empowerment, and friendship. The social aspect of the video gaming community is one of its most important draws.
The accessibility challenges and marginalization issues faced in the gaming community are very extensions of real-world social issues. AbleGamers believes in elevating and amplifying the voices and experiences of people with disabilities because it has a direct impact on people’s lives in the gaming community and beyond.
Making The Community An Accessible Space
With the incredible popularity of gaming growing so are sub-communities that connect players from all over the world to participate in shared experiences. For players with disabilities, though, a lack of accessibility could exclude them from participating in the communities that surround play.
That’s why AbleGamers elevates the voices and experiences of people with disabilities to make an impact on the industry. By seeking to elevate the voices and experiences of players with disabilities.