[games_access] The AbleGamers Foundation Unveils First Permanent Accessibility Arcade

Steve Spohn steve at ablegamers.com
Wed Oct 3 17:22:53 EDT 2012


In The Pit (xbla game)

On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 5:12 AM, Richard (AudioGames.net) <
richard at audiogames.net> wrote:


> Congratulations! Which blind-accessible games will be present?

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> On 1-10-2012 19:39, Steve Spohn wrote:

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> Greetings all,

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> 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.

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> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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> Contact: Steve Spohn

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> press at ablegamers.org

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> (703) 891-9017 ext:102 <%28703%29%20891-9017%20ext%3A102>

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> The AbleGamers Foundation Unveils First Permanent Accessibility Arcade

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> *Opens The AbleGamers Foundation’s Accessibility Arcade at the Washington

> DC Public Library.*

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> 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.

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> “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.”

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> “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. ”

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> “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.”

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> *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.

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> *About The AbleGamers Foundation*

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> 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<%28703%29%20891-9017%20ext%3A102> or

> email press at AbleGamers.com.

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> --

> Steve Spohn

> Editor-In-Chief

> The AbleGamers Foundation

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