Topic: AbleGamers Foundation receives award

Congratulations to the AbleGamers foundation. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg handed them an Award for their work with games and accessibility.

The Mayer held an event to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. At the event, he handed out Disability Awards to organisations who worked hard to make New York more accessible to all people. The AbleGamers Foundation was honored with the Title IV Telecommunications award for its use of technology and accessible telecommunications, including its website, AbleGamers.com; its annual "Game Accessibility Day", its interactive event "The Accessibility Arcade" that allows non-disabled people to look at, and experience the gaming world from the perspective of the disabled; and its "Path to Games Accessibility Project".

The Accessibility Arcade

The Accessibility Arcade is an interactive event that allows non-disabled people to look at, and experience the gaming world from the perspective of the disabled. State of the art adaptive technology is on display with much of it ready for people to play with. The arcade also offers a chance for disabled people to take some time to play with this innovative equipment, to see if it might be right for them

Path to Games Accessibility Project

The goal of the Path to Games Accessibility Project is to convene leading games accessibility experts, game technology vendors, and lead game programmers, producers, artists, and testers to identify and clearly state what technologies and processes can be developed by 2015 that will greatly enhance the ability of people with disabilities to better play the videogames they want and love.

More information: http://www.ablegamers.org/pathtoaccessibility.html

Re: AbleGamers Foundation receives award

This is highly encouraging news! I'm glad someone like Mayor Michael Bloomberg is recognizing AbleGamers!