AbleGamers Launches Fellowship For Apiring Developers With Disabilities


Today the AbleGamers Charity Foundation, has announced a Fellowship for disabled students majoring in a game developing based program from an accredited College or an University with a passion from game accessibility. Trions World is the first developer to donate ten thousand foundation to help with furthering education. Also jumping in to help is Motiga, who is offering paid internships to outstanding individuals chosen for the first fellowship.

“This is just the beginning,” said Mark Barlet, Founder and Executive Director of the AbleGamers Charity. “As our AbleGamers Fellowship continues to grow and new partners come on board, we’ll continue to enhance the program each and every year.”

“We have a couple really big ideas in mind,” continued Barlet. “We just need to find the right partners.”

“As the International Game Developers Association is focused on creating an inclusive and diverse game industry, one where those who create games better reflect those who play them, we wholeheartedly support the AbleGamers Fellowship,” said Kate Edwards, Executive Director, IGDA. “This is a great way by which the industry can expand its talent by making game development accessible to anyone who wants to pursue the field.”

AbleGamers are looking for two individuals who are passionate about Game Deign, Game Accessibility, and changing the world. Learn more about the Fellowship here. Learn more about the AbleGamers Charity here.

Written by Shawn Hiers

Shawn Hiers

Disabled gamer. Married Father of 5, and playing since the Atari days. I have a passion for all things Lego and an avid Toy Collector. I am also an huge Doctor Who Fan and can talk all things Who for hours 🙂

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