Ablegamers Brasil, together with legal advisor Antonio Carlos Araujo, took a bill to benefit the gamer community that needs accessories, controls and games with a focus on accessibility. The products encompassed in these items will have a tax exemption, if the PL 2299/2023 be accepted.
The proposal was taken to Federal Deputy Vinicius Carvalho (Republicans) on May 2nd. The text covers the free manufacture, import, commercialization and development of electronic games in Brazil, as well as the provision of entertainment services linked to them — removing IPI, PIS, COFINS and import fees.
Currently, the Senate is discussing the Legal Framework for Games, which is important for the Brazilian gaming market to have a more favorable scenario for growth. Currently, the PL with a focus on accessibility awaits the dispatch of the Mayor, Arthur Lira, to the thematic committees of parliament.
AbleGamers Brasil comments on PL 2299/2023 with a focus on accessibility
Christian Rivolta Bernauer, president of the Brazilian NGO, spoke about how tax exemption will be important for the PCD public:
We have to change the culture that Brazil was not made for people with disabilities. And the great example of this is PL 2299/2023, which aims to provide conditions for equipment and accessories aimed at people with disabilities to have a cost equal to the cost of those without disabilities. Inclusion is the name we can give to this project.
Bernauer understands that “games are extremely important in socialization”. With this measure being accepted, the intention is to make price one less impeding factor for more people to engage with the community.