Harpers Ferry, WV – April 26, 2012 – The AbleGamers Foundation is proud to demonstrate the AbleGamers’ Accessibility Arcade at DC’s Tech “ee” Talk Expo at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW, Washington, DC on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The event sponsors include DC Public Library and Family Voices of Greater DC. The expo and is free and open to the public. Families and organizations from the greater Washington, DC area will share resources, information and hands-on-experiences regarding the use of assistive technology in the home, community and education settings. This event raises the public's awareness of functional communication for people diagnosed with intellectual disabilities.
For many people with disabilities, games offer a window to the world. The Accessibility Arcade offers hands-on showcase of accessible technology that can enable play mainstream video game systems and titles. The AbleGamers Foundation will be featuring hardware from major assistive technology makers, as well some great software, including My Golf Game, from VTree, LLC. AbleGamers partnered with Evil Controllers to bring the Adroit, a line of accessible controllers, to market.
The Accessibility Arcade has been featured at the Penny Arcade Expo East in Boston and Microsoft Asia Pacific Development Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “It’s a great to have the opportunity to showcase the Accessibility Arcade in our own backyard,” said Mark Barlet, President and Co-Founder of the AbleGamers Foundation and 2012 Paul G. Hearne AAPD Leadership Winner.
The AbleGamer Foundation is an advocate for gamers with disabilities and tirelessly conducts outreach in the community and presents at conferences and gaming industry events. In addition, AbleGamers.com creates and maintains the largest database of mainstream videogame titles, complete with reviews focused exclusively on the accessibility. “We are proud to participate at DC’s Tech “ee” Talk Expo because assistive technology is critically important to the well-being of people with disabilities. Our organization represents 33 million who use gaming to increase their own personal quality of life,” according to Mark Barlet.
The Tech “ee” Talk Expo operates from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. To register for the event, visit http://www.techeetalk.eventbrite.com. For more information about the AbleGamers Foundation or to schedule an interview with Mark Barlet, call 202. 258.1937 or email Steve Spohn at
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