Good guy Ryan Reynolds has shown his support for disabled gamers charity, TheAbleGamers in a video on Twitter.
In the short clip, which you can watch below, AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn and Reynolds speak a little about the charity and the many ways in which they work to help gamers with disabilities.
Describing the AbleGamers initiative as “incredible,” Reynolds tells viewers: “AbleGamers.org has been helping people with disabilities in gaming for over 15 years now. They’ve helped thousands and thousands of people around the world as an international charity. But there are still thousands more people that are waiting to get equipment that they desperately need.”
If you’re not familiar with AbleGamers, it’s a charity striving for equal opportunities to ensure gaming is for everyone, regardless of disability.
The AbleGamers mission statement reads: “We use the the power of play to combat social isolation, foster inclusive communities, and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.
“Our Peer-Counseling team works directly with players with disabilities to find the perfect gaming set up,” explains the website. “Our grant process gives people with disabilities custom gaming setups, including modified controllers and unique assistive technology, like devices that let you play with your eyes so that they can have fun with their friends and family. We’re using the power of video games to bring people together, improving the quality of life with recreation and rehabilitation.”
“We’re able to help thousands and thousands of people at AbleGamers every single year,” says Spohn in the video below. “But there are more than 46 million potential players with disabilities in America alone.”
AbleGamers is looking for both volunteers and donations, so if you’re keen to learn more about this amazing charity and the great work they do, you can head over to the official AbleGamers website to see video testimonials and find out how you can get involved.
Featured Image Credit: Ryan Reynolds/TheAbleGamers Charity