[games_access] The AbleGamers Foundation Unveils First Permanent Accessibility Arcade
richard at audiogames.net
Wed Oct 3 05:12:48 EDT 2012
Congratulations! Which blind-accessible games will be present?
On 1-10-2012 19:39, Steve Spohn 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
> Contact: Steve Spohn
> press at ablegamers.org <mailto:press at ablegamers.org>
> (703) 891-9017 ext:102 <tel:%28703%29%20891-9017%20ext%3A102>
> 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.
> For more information about this topic, the AbleGamers Foundation,
> AbleGamers.com, or to schedule an interview call (703) 891-9017
> ext:102 <tel:%28703%29%20891-9017%20ext%3A102> or email
> press at AbleGamers.com.
> Steve Spohn
> The AbleGamers Foundation
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