Steve Spohn

Steve Spohn

Senior Director Development/Chief Development Officer, AbleGamers

Steve Spohn is the senior director development/chief development officer of AbleGamers. An author and gamer, Spohn has used his own life story to move game accessibility forward. For over a decade and a half, AbleGamers has been pushing the inclusive efforts of the industry forward by training and consulting studios while connecting them directly with players who can share their personal experiences. The organization has made a long-lasting impact on the gaming world by highlighting the experiences of players with disabilities, sharing the feedback of its Player Panel, and working with industry leaders and developers to create more accessible gaming technology and experiences. AbleGamers has worked with Blizzard, Activision, Xbox, PlayStation, and more and has made a mark on the developers of major games like Call of Duty, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft, to name a few. In addition, the organization works within the industry to enable developers to create adaptive gaming solutions, design more inclusive games, and create events accessible to people with disabilities.