The AbleGamers Charity Launches New Accessibility Website

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

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AbleGamers Accessible.Game Site FeaturedCharitable gaming organization The AbleGamers Charity is working to bring progressive game developers and gamers together over a shared desire to make gaming more accessible to disabled players. To help accomplish this, it has just launched a new website- accessible.games. AbleGamers has outlined two key features of the site that exist to help connect developers with the community. A brief description of each can be found in the quoted text below.

Accessible Player Experience Portal (APX): The APX Portal is a user-friendly hub for developers to learn what it means for a game to be truly accessible. Visitors can study the “APX Triangle” and the 22 design patterns that serve as tools for developers to fine-tune their design choices and help them create highly accessible video games.

AbleGamers Player Panels: Player Panels place a direct one-on-one bridge between gamers and game creators. The panels give players with disabilities a way to have their voices heard within the industry by testing games and directly providing feedback, while developers are able to bring an idea or an in-progress project to players with disabilities to gain deep insight and valuable accessibility feedback.

The AbleGamers Charity is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides disabled gamers with assistive technologies that help them to enjoy a more comfortable and accessible gaming experience. It also provide grants like the Quest To Game grant, which supplies recipients with custom gaming hardware to help address more specific comfort needs. This month’s recipient of the Quest To Game grant is a streamer named Milan Patel. Milan has muscular dystrophy and was able to continue enjoying his hobby thanks to some help from AbleGamers. To learn more about Milan’s journey, have a look at the embedded video below. Also, be sure to check out the new accessible.games site or AbleGamers’ official website to see how you can get involved.

SOURCE: Press Release

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