Newport, Kentucky-based Velocity Esports is working with doctors and the AbleGamers Charity to help gamers with disabilities do what they love more easily.
According to WKRC Cincinatti, the monthly program offers gamers with limited functionality a welcome play opportunity.
The program utilizes equipment devised by both physicians and physical and occupational therapists to make the game more accessible.
Cincinnati news outlets have asked those involved with the program to share their thoughts, with resident doctor Austin Scott saying, “I’m just excited to start doing something fun that I never felt I could do anymore.” .
Physiotherapist Danny Mayer said it was “incredible” to take the people he serves somewhere and hang out.
Gamer Josh Burdick agreed, stating, “I can play again all the games I thought I’d never play again,” and is the mother of one of the gamers attending the course. Deborah Sweeney Ross explained the program. As a “goddess,” she added, “I can’t thank everyone involved enough.”
The Velocity Esports venue behind the scheme is located at the embankment dining and entertainment complex within the city’s Newport.