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Accessibility in professional esports

There are opportunities within esports to include more diverse players through accommodations, adaptive technologies, and social support.

Throughout this teach-out you’ve learned that there are a lot of ways to participate in the esports arena and how it’s more analogous to traditional sports than you may have thought.

Like in traditional sports, there may be opportunities to include more diverse players through the creation of accommodations, adaptive technologies, and social support. Read the article Esports is for all – The inclusion of disabled people in esports to learn about some of these efforts.

Another group working to improve inclusivity is AbleGamers. This charity seeks to combat social isolation through a gaming community that creates lifelong friendships and unforgettable shared experiences.

(Optional) If you want to hear more about how games and esports can potentially support disabled gamers check out this videocast from the British Esports Association on the topic.

Discussion: Have you heard of any of these or other efforts before? What other accommodations, adaptive technologies, or organizations could improve inclusivity?

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