The AbleGamers Foundation, also known as AbleGamers Charity, is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit public charity that aims to improve the overall quality of life for those with disabilities through the power of video games.
Video games allow individuals with disabilities to experience situations that may be difficult or limited in the real world, provide social networking opportunities to maintain mental and emotional health, and participate in one of the world’s largest pastimes.
With a three-step approach, AbleGamers works and advocates on behalf of the disability community to increase the accessibility of video games and to achieve further inclusion by those who need special considerations.
Outreach – AbleGamers has the largest community portal for gamers with disabilities found anywhere in the world. Gamers around the world can come together and talk about new and inventive ways to overcome the barriers of an accessible games. We have over 200 mainstream titles reviewed specifically for their accessibility in our accessible games database. These titles are reviewed using the game accessibility guidelines of Includification to ensure each game is accessible to people with varying disabilities.
Consultation – AbleGamers provides consultation for AAA and indie developers, free of charge, to assist in making each game as accessible as possible. We provide a free updated set of practical game accessibility guidelines called Includification, which is a 48 page fully-illustrated roadmap for developers to reach the highest level of accessibility possible for each game.
Grants – AbleGamers delivers grants to the gaming community of assistive technology. Individual grants are open to various segments of the gaming community including, but not limited to children, adults and veterans with disabilities. These grants are provided multiple times each year as funding allows.