Accessible Gamer’s Fundraising Success!

Porkbutte 2016-09-22

WITH YOUR HELP

Accessibility in gaming is not easy. While there are a wide variety of issues and varying degrees of disabilities, there is also a lot of hope as more and more solutions come on the market, and as compatibility with these solutions is becoming more standard. Gommel Nox is one of our streamers and needed to raise money to help with his travel costs to Twitchcon in San Diego. While you or I could get our their fairly easily, for Gommel, it’s a bit of a process that involves uncomfortable deck chairs, cramped airplane seating, and expensive van rentals. We set a modest goal of trying to raise the money to pay for Gommel’s van which, for five days, came out to around 1,500 dollars. What surprised us, was after launching our first article about it last week, we reached the goal within days. You people are amazing.

The remaining money will be spent to help his family with travel expenses.  So, thank you for being awesome!

In response to your generosity, Gommel said:

“I want to thank every single person who donated over the last four months to help me get to San Diego safely and spread the message about the need for accessibility awareness in the videogame industry. Every donation, large and small, is appreciated by my wife, my family, and myself. I will do my best to live up to the trust you’ve placed in me to represent the Imperium in its commitment toward this goal.”

WHAT NEXT?

From here, Gommel will meet up with the rest of us in San Diego when he flies in Friday. We will plan to shoot additional footage and cover the accessibility panel he is speaking at on Saturday, which will be at 10:00 AM PST, and will be rebroadcasted on our Twitch channel at that time. After the panel on Saturday, we will then retire to the “RMT Yacht” where we will celebrate and enjoy that amazing San Diego weather.

In the next few weeks and months we will also continue our work to further the issues of making accessibility standards for video games. Our hope is that by educating and reaching out to people on both sides of the industry, we’ll be able to see some real gains in the coming year.

Thank you all.

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