The AbleGamers Foundation holds the first booth featuring game accessibility.
Harpers Ferry, WV –March 30, 2011– The Ablegamers Foundation is set to make its first booth appearance at this year's Penny Arcade Expo East (PAX-E 2012). The nonprofit organization that brings accessibility to millions of disabled gamers will hold a booth on the main floor of the Expo (North Hallway) displaying some of the greatest technology available to those with disabilities who want to get into gaming.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to bring very unique ways to play games to a large audience,” says AbleGamers Editor-In-Chief Steve Spohn. “With more than 33 million disabled gamers in America alone, almost everyone knows someone with a disability who enjoys some form of gaming. It's our hope that a demonstration like this will let people know it's possible for their friends and loved ones to continue gaming regardless of life on disability or trauma from war.”
“AbleGamers has done what we call the “Accessibility Arcade” in multiple cities around the country for a number of years,” said Mark Barlet, President and Co-Founder of the Ablegamers Foundation. “But this will be our largest demonstration yet. We will have four different stations displaying new and innovative ways to play today's hottest games with assistive technology, including our own Adroit, instead of a traditional controller.”
AbleGamers will also be holding a panel called “Why Socially Enabled Games are Important to Gamers With Disabilities” Friday, April 6th at 6 pm in the CAT theater with a few surprised panelists from one of this year's hottest games with the most controversial endings…
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 at PAX-E with Mark Barlet, President of AbleGamers, and Steven Spohn, Editor-In-Chief of AbleGamers, call 202-258-1937 or email
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