American Sign Language Xbox Channel on Twitch Is a Game Changer for Deaf Gamers: We Can Finally Participate | The Hollywood Reporter

Ryan Commerson, a vp at inclusive communications company Sorenson — which partnered with the gaming giant to make the channel happen — likens this milestone to experiencing closed captioning on TV shows for the first time.

“To me, accessible gaming, and accessible content in general, means that everybody should have the same experience no matter their situation.”

These words come from Sean McIntyre, whose career in entertainment has included helping to produce live events such as the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and serving as a producer on G4’s Attack of the Show. He’s now the accessibility lead for Xbox Marketing and distribution lead for programming and events. “They should be able to take away what the person next to them does regardless of vision, hearing or language,” McIntyre tells The Hollywood Reporter over email.

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