[games_access] The AbleGamers Foundation Unveils First Permanent Accessibility Arcade

Steve Spohn steve at ablegamers.com
Mon Oct 1 13:39:33 EDT 2012

Greetings all,

Just a quick note to keep you all abreast of the good news. AGF is
officially launching the first of many permanent Accessibility Arcades TM.
This first installation is in the DC public library next Wednesday, with
more on the way.



Contact: Steve Spohn

press at ablegamers.org

(703) 891-9017 ext:102

The AbleGamers Foundation Unveils First Permanent Accessibility Arcade

*Opens The AbleGamers Foundation’s Accessibility Arcade at the Washington
DC Public Library.*

Harpers Ferry, WV –October 1, 2012– The AbleGamers
proud to announce the first permanently stationed AbleGamers’ Accessibility
Arcade at Washington DC public library main MLK Branch. Opening ceremony
will be held on the 10th of October -- national disability month. The
mayor’s office will be on-hand at the milestone occasion to cut the ribbon
for the library's newest display.

“We have been dreaming about this day ever since the first showing of the
accessibility arcade at a small conference in Boston four years ago,” said
Mark Barlet, President and Founder of the AbleGamers Foundation. “Today, we
are taking the first step forward on a very long and rewarding road to
bring accessible games to everyone across America. Game accessibility is
not an idea, it’s a movement. Together, we can enrich the lives of those
with disabilities by the joy and social fun of gaming to anyone who wants
to join in.”

“This is really one of the finest days in the history of the organization,”
said Steve Spohn, Editor-In-Chief of the AbleGamers Foundation. “This is a
tremendous victory for disabled gamers everywhere. But moreover, it's a
victory for everyone who has ever worked with, contributed to, and
especially donated to the foundation. We would like to thank each and
every one who has helped and will continue to help the disabled gamer
community. ”

“Our partnership with the AbleGamers Foundation brings the freedom, fun,
and independent of video gaming to DC residents with disabilities,” said
Venetia Demson, Chief of DC Public Library’s Adaptive Services Division.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming new and experienced gamers with
disabilities of all ages to the library for a unique experience. When
properly used, video games can be an important learning tool for literacy,
spatial reasoning and curriculum support as well as a wonderful social

*The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the DC public library @ 12
noon, October 10, 2012.* We encourage everyone who is interested in finding
out more information on assistive technology, gamers with disabilities, and
the AbleGamers foundation to attend the event and meet the AbleGamers crew.

*About The AbleGamers Foundation*

The AbleGamers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that runs
AbleGamers.com, which provides news and reviews on the accessibility of
mainstream video game titles, as well as consultation on assistive
technology. As an alternative to Serious Gaming, mainstream video games
supply many disabled individuals and veterans with rehabilitation as well
as social stimulation in situations where they may be otherwise shut out of
society's idea of normal everyday life.


For more information about this topic, the AbleGamers Foundation,
AbleGamers.com, or to schedule an interview call (703) 891-9017 ext:102 or
email press at AbleGamers.com.

Steve Spohn
The AbleGamers Foundation
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