This is some good news. I think it is fantastic that there are more things going forward for those who are disabled and still want to enjoy and have access to gaming. While I am not a fan of some of the terms they throw around, it is clear they are doing some good here. I am all for it.
The non-profit AbleGamers organization advocates for more accessibility and diversity in gaming in an effort to make video games more inclusive. Steve Spohn is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at AbleGamers, appearing on news outlets CNN, NBC, and more to discuss AbleGamers and why accessibility in gaming is important.
Spohn also has a sizable following on Twitch, with his channel boasting over 18,000 followers. Spohn, who is disabled, advocates for diversity and inclusion in the video game space as a means to combat social isolation (and inaccessible game setups) faced by many people with disabilities who are into video games. This is in addition to the overarching goal of making the games themselves more approachable and playable.
On December 20, Spohn held a charity event on Twitch to exchange gifts with followers and raise money for accessibility and diversity. They also raise money that goes towards families in need who otherwise couldn’t afford a holiday meal. The event is something he does during the holidays every year, but the circumstances around the coronavirus pandemic made the festivities feel extra special this year.
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