AbleGamers and the Accessibility Arcade

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This weekend's Abilities Expo in Chicago will feature the AbleGamers' Accessibility Arcade.  Abilities Expo is dedicated to educating and improving the lives of Americans with disabilities, their families and caregivers, and health professionals and provides and opportunity for companies to demonstrate their products and services to end-users and industry professionals.

The AbleGamers Foundation was established to bring greater accessibility to the digital entertainment space - specifically video games - with the belief that gaming and the social aspects of gaming will improve quality of life for people with disabilities.

The AbleGamers Accessibility Arcade is being sponsored by Microsoft, and showcases assistive technology devices that can be used to make video games accessible as well as some of the most accessible games currently on the market.

The AbleGamers Foundation website is loaded with information about gaming news, assistive technology for gaming, and reviews of video games and apps, and they had their first booth at a public gaming event at Penny Arcade Expo - East 2012, this past April in Boston.  Hopefully we'll be seeing more of them!

Stay tuned tomorrow for an interview with AbleGamers editor-in-chief, Steve Spohn.


Abilities Expo - Chicago is taking place from June 29 - July 1, 2012 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center - Exploration & Discovery Halls, Schaumburg, Illinois.  Learn more about Abilities Expo on their website.

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Caitlin is an "Accessibility Decoder" at Deque Systems. She joined the team back in 2011 and has taken on a variety of roles over the years. These days she spends her time exploring the best ways to communicate accessibility ideas and solutions to the general public.