Growing up in a mainstream school and being the only kid in a wheelchair when it came to playing games people had questions on how I managed, so in 2014 I started my 1st Youtube Channel. Here I would post videos of me playing games in the hope of clearing up some stigmas within the school environment. This quickly grew into more when I discovered a whole world of gaming and accessibility advocacy. I started reaching out to developers explaining how I found some inaccessibility in their games and how it could be amended. This led on to many talks at different gaming events and even some consultancy jobs with Xbox and many other smaller companies. Throughout this time I also did daily live streams where people could come in and ask questions about what and how I was doing things live. I found that people are often nervous to ask although curious to know about disability and the gaming environment which my channel seemed the easiest way to teach and educate them by talking freely and showing exactly what I am doing.
Recently I realised that it was about more than just games and could be something bigger as most of my commentary started to dip into the likes of explaining services and other things. So I started Alans Accessible Adventures. This Channels purpose is to hold interviews and short film clips with people who put the Ability in Disability covering a wide range of topics such as playwriting, relationships & just in general my feelings about being disabled and how it isn’t as bad as what many able body people may perceive. I hope that in the future people like me growing up with a disability will learn to accept it a lot younger than I did and I hope that maybe my work could be a small part of that journey.