“For the better part of a decade, AbleGamers has been giving individuals with disabilities the equipment they need to play video games," said Steve Spohn, Chief Operations Officer of AbleGamers. "Our Expansion Packs allow us to give that same equipment to a larger group of people, faster than ever, something impossible without the support of some of the brightest, best and most generous companies in video games, including Humble Bundle, SteelSeries, Electronic Arts, Jinx and Corsair."
The first Expansion Pack arrived at the Pediatric Specialty Care long-term living facility in Hopewell, Pennsylvania. Arriving right before Christmas, the first Expansion Pack provided the many children and young adults in the facility’s care with new and assistive gaming goods.
"AbleGamer's amazing Expansion Packs allow kids who have very limited mobility in the physical world experience what it is like to run, jump and play in a virtual world," said Kristen Hussar, DPT Head Physical Therapist at Pediatric Specialty Care - Hopewell. "It gives them a good reason to wiggle their fingers and rotate their heads, whereas, before the gaming equipment, they may not have seen the value of the limited movement they can produce. The adaptive switches allow us to take whatever small movements a child is able to generate and augment them into something fun and meaningful to them, showing them that much is possible despite severe physical limitations."
If you wish to donate for Expansion Packs, you can find the link to do so here! What an amazing way to help gamers with special needs.