[games_access] The AbleGamers Foundation Unveils First Permanent Accessibility Arcade

Javier Mairena javier.mairena at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 03:36:46 EDT 2012


Is there a list of games that will be there?

Good work!

On 3 October 2012 23:26, Scott Ruttencutter <scott at iqfoundry.com> wrote:


> I'd be willing to donate copies of our upcoming blind/accessible title if

> you'd like to have it.

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> Best,

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> Scott Ruttencutter

> Interactive Director | Principal

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> IQ Foundry

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> scott at iqfoundry.com

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> On Oct 3, 2012, at 4:22 PM, Steve Spohn <steve at ablegamers.com> wrote:

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> In The Pit (xbla game)

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

> richard at audiogames.net> wrote:

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>> 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,

>>

>> 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

>> press at ablegamers.org

>> (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.

>>

>>

>> “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. ”

>>

>>

>> “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*

>>

>> 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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>> ###

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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.

>>

>> --

>> Steve Spohn

>> Editor-In-Chief

>> The AbleGamers Foundation

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