The AbleGamers Foundation is known for its work across the overall gaming community for work that encourages, enables, and promotes efforts to increase accessibility so that people with disabilities can also share in a love for gaming.
Last year, AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn began Spawn Together, a campaign to raise $1 million to support these efforts and the work the organization does. In addition to providing accessible equipment to some, AbleGamers has also played a role in accessibility consulting, helping companies take accessibility seriously, including input in efforts like the Xbox Adaptive Controller. The organization has helped with game accessibility course work consulting, began a Player Panel, featuring a source for feedback from hundreds of disabled gamers, and has consistently raised awareness and helped many enjoy gaming, as well as opening doors for more to play.
This new campaign begins this Wednesday, September 15th, and will be called Spawn2gether, and feature a roster of "Champions", featuring Twitch streamers Jambo, Lilsimsie, AshleyRoboto, Imperial, and Bloodyfaster. These five streamers will help this new campaign and involve their communities to join them in raising funds for this second ambitious campaign and in spreading greater awareness of the needs and how to support gamers with disabilities.
According to Spohn, the idea to bring on these new team members was after seeing the success of the first campaign, and deciding to add a different twist on it. “I always wanted this to feel like less of a formal fundraising campaign and more like a community-driven support network. It grew into something bigger than I could have imagined,” he said in a release.
The campaign will run from September 15th, 2021 and will run for one year. This year’s campaign marks the beginning of planned annual events.
Those who want to participate alongside them can help raise money by streaming or doing whatever else they can think of to lend support. For more info, follow the #Spawn2gether hashtag or click over to the AbleGamers website.