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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.
Games for inclusion
Help us develop a powerful story about inclusion, disability, empathy and tolerance. We’re looking for script writers for a unique make your own adventure kind of game/visual novel where the player makes choices for the main character that change the outcome of the game play and the outcome of each scene. The writers would help us write different variations of the scene based on these choices and the decision tree of the overall plot.
Our goal is to elevate the concept of disability from something seen as limited and niche using a unique project that has potential of having broad appeal while having a real message, meaning and purpose. We are developing the world’s first video game about a character who finds himself in a wheelchair and goes through the five stages of grieving, elevating the concept of disability from something seen as limited and niche using a unique project that has potential of having broad appeal while having a real message, meaning and purpose. We are developing the world’s first video game about a character who finds himself in a wheelchair and goes through the five stages of grieving after an accident. On his journey he is faced with a number of issues people in his life have faced he isn’t aware of, from racism to abuse to homophobia. 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 and veterans 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 2 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, chemo survivors, members of the LGBT community. We have the 5 episode summary and the first episode script. We are lacking the business development aspect that is required to secure our relatively smaller budget.
As our project grows, so do our needs. You can help us get to the next stage. Please contact us by emailing email@example.com
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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.