The AbleGamers Foundation Opens the AbleGamers Center for Inclusive Play
AbleGamers Foundation has announced the opening of the AbleGamers Center for Inclusive Play facility in Charles Town, West Virginia. Made possible by a generous grant from digital accessibility firm SSB BART Group — which will launch its new corporate brand Level Access in the coming months, the new location allows AbleGamers to dramatically expand the number of individuals with disabilities that the charity can serve, beginning with free one-on-one consultations with leading accessibility experts and in-person custom gaming demonstrations.
Open to the public every Thursday, the AbleGamers Center for Inclusive Play is roughly twice the size of AbleGamers’ previous facility in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Potential AbleGamers beneficiaries may schedule a disability support consultation and explore grant options for securing free-of-charge accessibility controls and peripherals, which are custom-designed to help mitigate the impact of individual physical and mental impairments. The AbleGamers Center for Inclusive Play is also outfitted with a dedicated 3D printer room for in-house development and customization of assistive gaming technologies, as well as a studio for charitable livestream events and production of video content.
The AbleGamers Center for Inclusive Play was recently featured on a CBS News special about disabled gamer Christie Moyer, whose cerebral palsy had stopped her from enjoying her favorites games: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, DOOM and Halo. An AbleGamers consultation helped restore her ability to game, using a combination of a customized touch keyboard originally designed for graphics design artists and a 3D rudder foot panel controller.