The AbleGamers Foundation has partnered with Paradox Interactive to help bring video game accessibility to the Penny Arcade Expo East (PAX-E) in Boston, Massachusetts. Each year, the AbleGamers Accessibility Arcade displays the latest assistive technology for gamers with disabilities to play today’s top games with just a little help.
"Paradox has been a longtime supporter of the AbleGamers Foundation and our work to make video games as inclusive as possible,” said Mark Barlet, President and Founder of the AbleGamers Foundation. "We cannot thank them enough for their continued support of the disability community. By committing to be an annual sponsor, Paradox has guaranteed the AbleGamers Foundation will be able to attend PAX-E each year, where we will continue our work of enabling all gamers no matter their abilities."
"What we love the most with AbleGamers is their hands-on and all-encompassing approach to making games more accessible to gamers," said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. "Their formula includes a few easy steps publishers and developers can adopt to open up their games to gamers with disabilities, and combined with their relentless dedication their organization has changed the lives of thousands of people through the medium we are all so passionate about: games. We are proud to stand by AbleGamers in this important cause and invite others to do the same."
The AbleGamers Accessibility Arcade will be featured on the main level of PAX-E directly right in front of the showroom floor. All are welcomed to stop by for hands-on demonstrations of the unique gaming technology that enables disabled players the chance to enjoy video games like everyone else. AbleGamers staff will also be on hand all three days to answer questions about accessibility, gamers with disabilities and assistive technology.