For the first time, The AbleGamers Foundation will have a booth at a public gaming event. The organization dedicated to supporting technology and games that offer accessibility to the disabled will be at the Penny Arcade Expo East (PAX-E 2012). The nonprofit will have a booth on the main floor of the Expo (North Hallway) displaying some of the best technologies available to those with disabilities who want to get into gaming.
AbleGamers will also host a panel called "Why Socially Enabled Games are Important to Gamers With Disabilities" on Friday, April 6th at 6 p.m. in the CAT theater with a few surprise panelists "from one of this year's hottest games with the most controversial endings…"
"We are absolutely thrilled to be able to bring very unique ways to play games to a large audience," said 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," added 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."
You can learn more about this wonderful 501(c) (3) public charity at www.ablegamers.org.