The AbleGamers Charity has achieved a core goal "milestone in its nine-year history" today by launching a grant program to provide people with disabilities crucial assistive technology year-round. Today the charity announced that the AbleGamers Grant Program will now be open year-round. People who have difficulties accessing video games through normal controllers can apply for a grant and will be evaluated on an individual need basis.
The AbleGamers grant for gamers with disabilities is now permanently open and applications can be submitted at any time, year-round. There are over 250 applicants currently in the queue, according to the charity. The only thing AbleGamers asks of applicants is that they remain patient as each application goes through the review process on to the charity's review board.
"I can honestly say this is a dream come true," said Mark Barlet, President and Director of the AbleGamers Charity. “One of our most important core missions is to bring video games to people with disabilities, and permanently opening the grant program makes that mission come full circle. What started as a simple mission to make games more accessible to the disability community by bringing awareness to developers has evolved into empowering the community with assistive technology,” Barlet continued. “Unfortunately, that technology is often very expensive and out of reach for those on a very strict disability budget. AbleGamers Grant Program will help hundreds, if not thousands, of people to get back into gaming no matter their disability.”
If you or a loved one would like to apply for an assistive technology grant from the AbleGamers Charity, you can do so by visiting www.ablegamers.com/grant. Individuals, groups and companies interested in helping fund the AbleGamers grant program can find more information about making a tax-deductible donation at www.ablegamers.com/donate.