[games_access] The AbleGamers Foundation Unveils First Permanent Accessibility Arcade

Richard (AudioGames.net) 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

> Editor-In-Chief

> The AbleGamers Foundation

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