The British Esports Association (BEA) is calling for gaming tournaments to be held that cater exclusively to players with disabilities. It comes after this year’s Association of Colleges’ FIFA Cup, which runs until May, included three disabled gamers.
After seeing students like Daniel, from National Star College in Gloucestershire, taking part, BEA says it will push for wider accessibility for disabled gamers. It says it will call on some of the biggest names in the technology industry to make that happen.
Daniel has limited mobility in his hands and arms. He used adapted technology to take part, which was developed in 2018 by Microsoft. It is an Xbox Adaptive Controller, which has various switches he can control from the chair he uses everyday to take part in games.
“We’re hoping that we can take what they’re doing as a pilot. We’re intending to speak to Microsoft about the opportunities to get a group of colleges like National Star involved in a pilot competition like this because the impact that they’ve seen is huge,” Tom Dore from the BEA said.