Superblindman is creating video game and accessibility-related video and blog content.
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patrons

$16
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Greetings everyone!
I am a totally blind gamer, as well as an advocate for the accessibility of video games to blind people. I have spoken at multiple conferences and events, talking to game developers about the possibilities for blind accessibility in their games. I speak with passion because I am passionate. I am a lifelong gamer in spite of the challenges gaming can present to the blind, and I wish to do whatever I can to further spread the message that the blind are gamers too, and that we want to play the amazing games developers are making these days.

To that end, I have been blogging for some time. You can find my blog on http://www.brandoncole.net. I've also started a Youtube channel, which you can reach at the link below, as well as a Twitch page. With all of these mediums, I seek to entertain my audience, as well as continue to inform and educate about video game accessibility. I talk about games we can play, and games we can't, as well as the reasons why. I've been told my existing content achieves its desired effects.

Now, I am without a full-time job. Rather than viewing this as a negative, though, I see it instead as a chance to dive headlong into work that is so, so important to me, and to the blind gaming community. This is my passion, and given the wonderful things that have already happened, the connections I have fostered, the people I've met, I believe this is what I am meant to do.

That is the journey I want to take with you. By pledging to my Patreon, you will be furthering the cause of game accessibility, as you will be allowing me to do things I used to do on the side in a more full-time capacity. You'll see more blog posts, more streams and Youtube content, more me. As we go on this journey together, as this thing grows even larger, I will be able to attend more events, cover them from a blind gamer's perspective, and of course continue to directly educate and work with developers on making their games more accessible. Plus, on top of all that, there'll be perks for you, some of which can directly influence the content everyone sees.
Remember, accessibility helps everyone. Making games accessible ensures that everyone will be able to play them, and that's the way it should be.

So join me if you will, and let's make accessibility happen. You can follow me on Twitter, find me on Facebook, watch my streams on twitch, and view all my videos on demand on Youtube. Lastly, thank you. Your contribution, no matter how small, means a lot to me. It means you are watching and/or reading, and that you're enjoying the content either because you're entertained, or because you believe in the message I'm sending. Either way, thank you.
Tiers
Citizens
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Citizens are the backbone of Accessitropolis, the great city protected by Superblindman. Citizens are, in fact, so important to Superblindman that he will keep track of all their names, and give them a shoutout on his live stream!
Reporters
$12 or more per month 0 patrons
Reporters can make or break a superhero's reputation. Fortunately, Superblindman knows this, and will therefore do his best to make nice with the reporters of accessitropolis. How will he do this? He will write them a poem with a theme of their choice every month they pledge. Best of all, he'll still give them a shoutout as well!
Accessitropolis PD
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
The police remain an integral part of crimefighting, even with amazing superheros like Superblindman running around. Occasionally, Superblindman must work with them in order to earn their trust. He is therefore willing to use his skills as an expert mimic to create personalized voicemail messages for them using the voice they choose, though he can only do this once for each police detective and must stick to voices he is capable of. Additionally, to stay in their good graces, he will also provide them the citizens' and reporters' benefits as well. Don't tell the reporters, though.
Heroes in Training
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
There came a time, while doing battle with the evil Inaccessitron, that Superblindman realized he couldn't do this alone. Thus, he founded the Academy for Wannabe Everyday Superheroes Of Much Excellence, or Awesome for short. The academy trains potential superheroes, and offers them a host of benefits just for joining. Not only do they get all the benefits offered to the police, citizens, and reporters, (don't tell the police or reporters), they also get a Q&A with the academy's founding hero, Superblindman. This Q&A can only be offered once per hero in training, and will likely be presented in a recorded audio format, as Superblindman is not particularly good with a camera. Cameras are actually one of his greatest weaknesses. Don't tell Inaccessitron. Anyway, Superblindman will send a PM to all heroes in training requesting questions. They must then reply to this message with their questions, and Superblindman will respond with a link to the file containing their answers.
Sidekicks
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
Sometimes, heroes in training graduate. Sometimes, random people are bitten by a radioactive hamster and gain amazing superpowers. Either way, these almost heroes are essential to Accessitropolis's protection, as they will be assisting Superblindman directly on the front lines. Sidekicks must be able to work with full superheroes as a team, and that means an exchange of knowledge must occur. TO that end, Superblindman will offer Sidekicks a chance to chat with him directly, most likely via Skype, for an hour or 2. Anything can be discussed as Superblindman seeks to form lasting connections with his sidekicks. Plus, they are welcome to all other benefits, minus the recordedd Q&A since any questions can be covered in the chat. Sounds like a great deal!
Fellow Superheroes
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Superblindman is not the only superhero in this world, and he knows it. Many superheroes exist across the globe, fighting the good fight against inaccessibility, and Superblindman supposes, other stuff too. Regardless, Superblindman is never one to turn down a favor request from a fellow hero. That is why fellow superheroes will have the power to literally choose the content of a livestream, or a series depending on how well it goes. If the game they'd like to see Superblindman play is one he does not have, then part of the profits made from this tier will pay for that game. If he does have the game they'd like to see, so much the better. Either way, their request will be granted, and they will have access to all of the previous tier's benefits. (Don't tell... anyone)! And best of all, fellow superheroes can request to exercise this power every month if they choose! Please note, this is limited to PS4 titles for the time being.

Now, there is a new benefit as well! Superblindman has partnered with fellow superhero Rocketgamer6 in order to help those who are also blind, and are interested in a variety of games. Should you contribute to this tier, and you are blind, you are also entitled to 5 free hours of Rocketgamer6's Shareplay service, where he will play games the blind cannot play on their own for you, or with you. Where you have full control of every in-game decision, and if there's a part you want to try for yourself, you're welcome to give it a shot with him guiding you as best you can. If the game is co-op and you just want him to be your second player, that's fine too. However you choose to spend the time, he'll work with you, and now you can get 5 hours free just for becoming a fellow superhero!

Goals
$16 of $500 per month
Jackbox Party Pack Week! If we can hit this goal, I'll do a week's worth of streams of the existing Party Pack games with a few friends and, of course, you!
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Greetings everyone!
I am a totally blind gamer, as well as an advocate for the accessibility of video games to blind people. I have spoken at multiple conferences and events, talking to game developers about the possibilities for blind accessibility in their games. I speak with passion because I am passionate. I am a lifelong gamer in spite of the challenges gaming can present to the blind, and I wish to do whatever I can to further spread the message that the blind are gamers too, and that we want to play the amazing games developers are making these days.

To that end, I have been blogging for some time. You can find my blog on http://www.brandoncole.net. I've also started a Youtube channel, which you can reach at the link below, as well as a Twitch page. With all of these mediums, I seek to entertain my audience, as well as continue to inform and educate about video game accessibility. I talk about games we can play, and games we can't, as well as the reasons why. I've been told my existing content achieves its desired effects.

Now, I am without a full-time job. Rather than viewing this as a negative, though, I see it instead as a chance to dive headlong into work that is so, so important to me, and to the blind gaming community. This is my passion, and given the wonderful things that have already happened, the connections I have fostered, the people I've met, I believe this is what I am meant to do.

That is the journey I want to take with you. By pledging to my Patreon, you will be furthering the cause of game accessibility, as you will be allowing me to do things I used to do on the side in a more full-time capacity. You'll see more blog posts, more streams and Youtube content, more me. As we go on this journey together, as this thing grows even larger, I will be able to attend more events, cover them from a blind gamer's perspective, and of course continue to directly educate and work with developers on making their games more accessible. Plus, on top of all that, there'll be perks for you, some of which can directly influence the content everyone sees.
Remember, accessibility helps everyone. Making games accessible ensures that everyone will be able to play them, and that's the way it should be.

So join me if you will, and let's make accessibility happen. You can follow me on Twitter, find me on Facebook, watch my streams on twitch, and view all my videos on demand on Youtube. Lastly, thank you. Your contribution, no matter how small, means a lot to me. It means you are watching and/or reading, and that you're enjoying the content either because you're entertained, or because you believe in the message I'm sending. Either way, thank you.

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Tiers
Citizens
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Citizens are the backbone of Accessitropolis, the great city protected by Superblindman. Citizens are, in fact, so important to Superblindman that he will keep track of all their names, and give them a shoutout on his live stream!
Reporters
$12 or more per month 0 patrons
Reporters can make or break a superhero's reputation. Fortunately, Superblindman knows this, and will therefore do his best to make nice with the reporters of accessitropolis. How will he do this? He will write them a poem with a theme of their choice every month they pledge. Best of all, he'll still give them a shoutout as well!
Accessitropolis PD
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
The police remain an integral part of crimefighting, even with amazing superheros like Superblindman running around. Occasionally, Superblindman must work with them in order to earn their trust. He is therefore willing to use his skills as an expert mimic to create personalized voicemail messages for them using the voice they choose, though he can only do this once for each police detective and must stick to voices he is capable of. Additionally, to stay in their good graces, he will also provide them the citizens' and reporters' benefits as well. Don't tell the reporters, though.
Heroes in Training
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
There came a time, while doing battle with the evil Inaccessitron, that Superblindman realized he couldn't do this alone. Thus, he founded the Academy for Wannabe Everyday Superheroes Of Much Excellence, or Awesome for short. The academy trains potential superheroes, and offers them a host of benefits just for joining. Not only do they get all the benefits offered to the police, citizens, and reporters, (don't tell the police or reporters), they also get a Q&A with the academy's founding hero, Superblindman. This Q&A can only be offered once per hero in training, and will likely be presented in a recorded audio format, as Superblindman is not particularly good with a camera. Cameras are actually one of his greatest weaknesses. Don't tell Inaccessitron. Anyway, Superblindman will send a PM to all heroes in training requesting questions. They must then reply to this message with their questions, and Superblindman will respond with a link to the file containing their answers.
Sidekicks
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
Sometimes, heroes in training graduate. Sometimes, random people are bitten by a radioactive hamster and gain amazing superpowers. Either way, these almost heroes are essential to Accessitropolis's protection, as they will be assisting Superblindman directly on the front lines. Sidekicks must be able to work with full superheroes as a team, and that means an exchange of knowledge must occur. TO that end, Superblindman will offer Sidekicks a chance to chat with him directly, most likely via Skype, for an hour or 2. Anything can be discussed as Superblindman seeks to form lasting connections with his sidekicks. Plus, they are welcome to all other benefits, minus the recordedd Q&A since any questions can be covered in the chat. Sounds like a great deal!
Fellow Superheroes
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Superblindman is not the only superhero in this world, and he knows it. Many superheroes exist across the globe, fighting the good fight against inaccessibility, and Superblindman supposes, other stuff too. Regardless, Superblindman is never one to turn down a favor request from a fellow hero. That is why fellow superheroes will have the power to literally choose the content of a livestream, or a series depending on how well it goes. If the game they'd like to see Superblindman play is one he does not have, then part of the profits made from this tier will pay for that game. If he does have the game they'd like to see, so much the better. Either way, their request will be granted, and they will have access to all of the previous tier's benefits. (Don't tell... anyone)! And best of all, fellow superheroes can request to exercise this power every month if they choose! Please note, this is limited to PS4 titles for the time being.

Now, there is a new benefit as well! Superblindman has partnered with fellow superhero Rocketgamer6 in order to help those who are also blind, and are interested in a variety of games. Should you contribute to this tier, and you are blind, you are also entitled to 5 free hours of Rocketgamer6's Shareplay service, where he will play games the blind cannot play on their own for you, or with you. Where you have full control of every in-game decision, and if there's a part you want to try for yourself, you're welcome to give it a shot with him guiding you as best you can. If the game is co-op and you just want him to be your second player, that's fine too. However you choose to spend the time, he'll work with you, and now you can get 5 hours free just for becoming a fellow superhero!