[games_access] The AbleGamers Foundation Unveils First Permanent Accessibility Arcade

Michelle Hinn michellehinn at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 16:40:01 EDT 2012


Very cool news, guys! Nice to see that there's going to be a permanent
display of what so many of us worked on in various iterations since the SIG
did this for the first time at GDC 2006! You guys have taken it and run
with it! Hope to hear about more of them soon!

Michelle

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Steve Spohn <steve at ablegamers.com> wrote:


> 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.

>

> **

>

> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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>

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> 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 Foundation<http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=88788807&msgid=1060592&act=UADE&c=369830&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ablegamers.com> is

> 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

> experience.”

>

>

>

> *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.

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> 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

> Editor-In-Chief

> The AbleGamers Foundation

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