If you are like me, the touching commercials that Xbox One ran to indicate off their new adaptive controllers for avid gamers with disabilities introduced tears to your eyes. One of the faces that represented how essential this transfer in accessibility is lately began his personal YouTube channel and now Owen desires to thank everybody that has helped his dream develop.
Owen additionally works with Epic Gaming 101 and his channel has already far surpassed his 5,000 subscribers talked about within the above video. At the time of writing this text, Owen’s channel was sitting at simply shy of 16,700 and for good cause – he is the face of optimistic change within the gaming group and his content material up to now is fairly rad.
For these that will not know, Owen is a 9-year outdated boy that was recognized with Escobar Syndrome. This analysis implies that Owen’s mobility is restricted by way of sure actions, actions that do embody gaming.
He first appeared within the Xbox One industrial that aired throughout the holidays that confirmed what this model of accessibilty means to avid gamers as one child gathers his mates within the neighborhood yelling “He’s going to do it! Owen’s going to do it!” whereas making an attempt to achieve Owen’s home. As an increasing number of mates gathered all through the industrial’s development, Owen himself could be seen completely pwning the gaming enviornment utilizing the brand new Adaptive Controller.
When the commerical left off with “When everyone performs, all of us win,” I sobbed like a child and I do know I’m not alone in that.
An prolonged model of this identical controller aired throughout the Super Bowl and showcased quite a lot of avid gamers which have benefited from this revolutionary design. In his “thanks” video, Owen talked about that his dream is to hit over 100,000 subscribers so he can have his very personal YouTube Play Button to hold on his wall. Given how shortly his sub account is rising, together with my very own whereas penning this, we have now little question that Owen will hit that aim and proceed to do superb issues whereas having fun with the video games he loves most.