Nestled in the sleepy town of Hopewell, Pennsylvania, Pediatric Specialty Care is a long-term living center for children and young adults with disabilities. Late in the fall of 2015, AbleGamers’ COO Steven Spohn assisted Make-A-Wish in granting a special wish to a severely physically disabled teen at PSC whom had never played before but wanted to be able to play games just like anyone else.
In fact, AbleGamers has had the distinct pleasure of giving thousands of controllers and specialized pieces of assistive technology to children, adults and veterans with disabilities allowing them to play video games despite their disabilities for almost a decade.
We take great pride in giving people the equipment they need. But Steve discovered that while getting one person gaming again is great, leaving the other residents of a facility unable to play was not. So, AbleGamers leaders went to work, brainstorming ideas and contacting friends around the industry, leading us to a brand-new way of helping more gamers, faster.