[games_access] Thank you for the Into... AbleGamers.com
ioo at ablegamers.com
Mon May 21 19:41:06 EDT 2007
I want to thank Michelle for the intro.
I am Mark, I am a disabled vet (monoparesis (leg)) and avid lover of
games. I run AbleGamers.com a site dedicated to disabled gamers, I
started the site when my sister called me in tears. She was diagnosed
with MS in 2001, and after a major episode and found she could no longer
play EQ, something she really enjoyed. She was no longer able to play
the way she wanted to. So AbleGamers was born.
I want to give disabled gamers a place where they can share ideas, and
find the right game for them. I also do interviews with developers,
asking them about upcoming titles. I have found that during these
interviews many developers had never really thought about how disabled
players would approach their game. Before the release of EQ2, Sony flew
a few sites out there for a pre-release visit, I started to talking to
developers and to my surprise the conversation turned into a Q&A where I
was the one with the answers, they had the questions!!!
So I say that to say this, AbleGamers is a one man shop, right now it is
just me, so if you have something you want to add to the site, just send
it to me, I am always looking for new content, and I pay well if you
think that nothing is good pay... If you have a review you want to write
you are welcome to.
Also, if anyone wants to be interviewed or wants to get some info out,
Well this weekend we are moving to a new server so after that I will be
posting an interview with Firaxis Games' production manager, with an
opening statement by SID MEIER!!! (I am sure most know who he is,
It took me a long time to get this pull. It is a great interview, I
think it does a lot to help the cause, and Sid's opener is good, and as
celeb developers recognizing the need for addressing disabled gaming,
other developers will take note!!!!
I am glad to know that I am not alone in my plight, thank you to
Michelle for reaching out to me...
Forgive any spelling errors, or grammer issues
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