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Florida Disability Access and Awareness Foundation
FDAAF is a nonprofit creating video games to promote understanding, empathy, and empowerment for the disability community. We challenge stereotypes and negativity through optimism and positive storytelling.
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit that wants to use the concept of a videogame to promote disability empathy and awareness. We have limited resources and we need your help. We’re in need of 3D objects to use with our characters’ surroundings as well as models for our main and background characters themselves. We have a great concept, powerful script and a great story but we are lacking in resources. That’s why we are looking to find industry partners to help us make our project a reality.
We believe that video games don’t have to promote violence and aggression. That they can touch on important social issues and highlight positive values. That a game like all other media, can be both fun a challenging, open our eyes to struggle and spread kindness, empathy and awareness and tell inspiring stories. We are a 501(c)3 public charity and we need your help.
We want to move our players by creating engaging video games with a heart. Just like movies and tv shows video games can be smart, edgy and feature relatable characters without being preachy. But we need your help.
Help us develop the world’s first choice-based video game about a character who finds himself in a wheelchair after an accident embarking on adventure of a lifetime.
On his journey he is faced with a number of difficult situations and realizes that others in his life have challenges as well. How he tackles these situations develops his personality and advances the plot of the game. As he stops to think and notice the world around him, he grows as a person, but it’s a humbling experience and we believe it will be for our players will as well. It’s our philosophy that games can change how people think and feel about serious social problems. And we treat our mission of service very seriously. To us, humanity is at the core of what we do.
That’s why we rely on community support. Florida Disability Access and Awareness Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and your donations are tax deductible.
Our key message is that everybody has something they struggle with, although some issues are more visible than others. We want this project to turn into an educational program where people with disabilities can get skills to succeed in the competitive gaming industry while working on a project that talks about their community. And the same time, noting the rise of empathy in gaming we think it’s a more powerful medium allowing users to experience real emotions from the safety of their couch. We are at the stage of producing a two-scene demo for the game.
Our team already includes interns and volunteers that have faced struggles in their life: wheelchair users, deaf and hard of hearing, cancer survivors, and many others. We channel our experiences into a piece of meaningful work. There’s a reason for all we do. As we work together, we learn about each other’s perspectives. This is what change means to us: it always starts with passion.
As our project grows, so do our needs. You can help us get to the next stage. Please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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Florida Disability Access and Awareness Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that does things differently. We want to share our vision for an inclusive society where physical and intellectual challenges never overshadow the strength of the human spirit. We want to use the power of media to promote understanding and empathy.
We want to take on stereotypes and negativity through optimism and positive storytelling. To keep with the times, we develop new technologies and video projects. The medium is changing but the human story at its core will always remain.
Our team members want to use the same type of experiences they gained in the commercial sector- developing video games, interactive applications and video productions- to change the way people see, think and feel about disability and to help the idea of charity advance in an impactful way in the 21st century.
We are headquartered in Florida, but the problems we tackle are universal. Spread throughout the world, working with experts passionate to volunteer, interns eager to learn and veterans, we look for new ways to highlight and empower disability communities around the globe. This is the future and we know how to build it.