During Disability Pride Month, Xbox proudly celebrates players, creators and community members with disabilities. Brannon Zahand, senior gaming accessibility program manager, encourages everyone to recognize and celebrate the gaming community and be an ally to the disability community.
Celebrating Disability Pride Month
June is Disability Pride Month, and Team Xbox is proud to celebrate players, creators, and community members with disabilities. According to Brannon Zahand, Senior Gaming Accessibility Program Manager and Microsoft Gaming & Disability community member, more than 400 million video game players worldwide have disabilities. To recognize the contributions of the gaming and disability community, Xbox Wire published a post to honor the work they have done to make the gaming industry more inclusive and welcoming.
Creating an Inclusive Environment
Xbox Wire encourages everyone to take a moment to recognize and celebrate the many players with disabilities across the globe who make up the vibrant gaming community. They also invite people to think about those in their life who are part of the disability community and how they can be allies. Zahand states, “We want to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and can enjoy gaming together.”
Stories from the Community
Xbox Wire has also shared stories and experiences from members of the Gaming & Disability community. These stories show the significance of Disability Pride Month and what it means to them. In addition, Xbox Wire has compiled a list of resources to help gamers with disabilities.
Commitment to Inclusive Gaming
Team Xbox is dedicated to creating an inclusive gaming environment for everyone. As Zahand explains, “We are committed to creating an inclusive gaming experience for all players.” By celebrating Disability Pride Month, Team Xbox is showing their commitment to making gaming accessible to everyone.
“We want to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and can enjoy gaming together.” -Brannon Zahand, Senior Gaming Accessibility Program Manager and Microsoft Gaming & Disability community member
Disability Pride Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities. Team Xbox is proud to honor the gaming and disability community for their work in making gaming more inclusive and welcoming. They are committed to creating an environment where everyone can enjoy gaming together. To learn more about Disability Pride Month, head over to Xbox Wire to check out stories and experiences from the Gaming & Disability community.
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