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Alanah Pearce and AbleGamers host inaugural Video Game Accessibility Awards

The show celebrated the games that give high efforts to improving accessibility and inclusion

Alanah Pearce and AbleGamers host inaugural Video Game Accessibility Awards

On November 15th, Alanah Pearce and AbleGamers hosted the Video Game Accessibility Awards 2020, the first of its kind in games. 

The event was created and put together by Pearce in association with AbleGamers, and hosted across Twitch and YouTube by Pearce and the nonprofit's COO, Steven Spohn. It aimed to spotlight video games and companies that are making a clear and conscious effort with their accessibility options.

During the two hour stream, the pair handed out accolades across a number of categories, including Clear Text, Same Controls But Different, and Improved Precision. The winners of each category were voted for by disabled gamers. 

A fundraiser for AbleGamers was also set up alongside the stream, allowing viewers to donate to the cause. It raised $6040 during the event.

It's been an amazing week for AbleGamers too. Last week during Twitch's GlitchCon, Twitch revealed live on stream that it would be donating $1m to the AbleGamers fund

Check out the full awards show and the list of winners below.

Full winners list

Same Controls But Different:
Assassin's Creed

Second Channel:
Naughty Dog

Improved Precision: 
Apex Legends

Clear Text:
The OuterWorlds

Do More With Less:
Sucker Punch Productions

Play Alongside:
Borderlands

Bypass:
FUSER

Training Ground:
EA - Madden NFL

House Rules:
Innersloth

Helping Hand:
Naughty Dog


Editor

Danielle Partis is editor of PocketGamer.biz and former editor of InfluencerUpdate.biz. She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.

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