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AbleGamers Launches “Expansion Packs” Program

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Lots of people with disabilities would like to play games, but their disability keeps them from playing or limits how they can play. The AbleGamers Foundation is a charity that helps these gamers play games. Now the foundation has partnered with companies like Electronic Arts and Humble Bundle and healthcare facilities to deliver “Expansion Packs.” Read More

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If It Were Any Other Media, It Would Be Illegal: Founders of Accessibility Jam on Disabilities in Gaming

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Get Connected Gamer Profile 2Last week, I told you about Accessibility Jam, a three-week game jam focused on spreading the word about how easy it is to make games playable for gamers with special needs. Simple additions like subtitles or difficulty options  can widen a game’s audience and make a big difference in the lives of gamers everywhere.

I was lucky enough to get the chance to interview two of the founders of Accessibility Jam, Ian Hamilton and Jonard La Rosa. Ian works as an accessibility specialist and UX designer, and Jonard is an artist and game creator. Read below to learn more about how their careers have progressed, why their work is important, and what advice they have for parents. Read More