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WVU Students Research Diversity And Accessibility In Esports On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, video games have been around for decades, but in recent years, esports – competitive, multiplayer video games – have exploded in popularity. But playing on a team is still out of reach for many women and lower income individuals. For their capstone project at West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media, students Gabriella Boal and Maxwell Ionno looked at diversity and accessibility in the growing esports space.

WVPB reporter Chris Schulz sat down with Boal to discuss their findings.

Also, in this show, the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities is the only center of its type in West Virginia. As Emily Rice reports, centers like these can assist foster care placements.

West Virginia Morning is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting which is solely responsible for its content.

Support for our news bureaus comes from Concord University and Shepherd University.

Caroline MacGregor is our assistant news director and produced this episode.

Chuck Anziulewicz hosted this episode.

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