AbleGamers Launches 'Driving Home Accessibility' Charity Initiative

May 20, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Game-related charity AbleGamers foundation has launched a new initiative that will help bring gamers with disabilities to gaming conferences and other events.

The charity dedicated to advocating for and helping gamers with disabilities, is seeking $200,000 in donations for a new initiative called "Driving Home Accessibility." The goal of the program is to bring equipment and assistive technology experts to gamers in long-term living facilities, VA centers, children's hospitals and other areas that make it difficult to attend events.

The charity has launched a WeDidIt campaign website encouraging participants to sign up, create a team and marathon play games, which in turn will be sponsored by friends and family to help raise cash.

"Once you've got your team, ask your friends, families and local businesses if they'll sponsor you by pledging money for every hour you spend gaming," reads the campaign. Those who sign up will automatically be added to the streamers list which offers updates and information on these upcoming streaming events.

You can check out the full schedule of planned streaming events below:

Jumpstart: May 30, 2014. Mario Kart 8 12-hour marathon. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Pit Stop #1: July 5th 24-hour marathon for veterans with disabilities.

Pit Stop #2: August 9th 24-hour marathon.

The Finish Line: September 12th - 14th 72-hour weekend of gaming for accessibility.

Victory Lane: The 2nd annual AbleGamers Day event celebrating disability month and finishing a summer of fund-raising with one final day to raise money.

You can get involved by visiting wedid.it.

Source: Polygon


 
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