Twitch, the leading global livestream platform for gamers, has donated $1 million to the non-profit organization AbleGamers to help bridge the gap between ability and gaming.
Twitch streamer and YouTuber DrLupo helped the platform reveal the news of the donation to Steven Spohn, the COO of AbleGamers, in recognition of the work the charity has done for the gaming community in bringing inclusion for everyone, and to help change the lives of thousands of people with disabilities. The charity was one of the many associations around the world behind the development of Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller.
The donation arrived after Spohn first launched an initiative for his 40th birthday in hopes to raise a million dollars for the charity. AbleGamers was founded by Mark Barlet and Stephanie Walker in 2004 after Walker struggled to play video games due to multiple sclerosis. The mission of the organization is to help improve the quality of life for gamers with disabilities through cutting-edge technology, such as mouth controllers, eye gaze, and customized controllers.