In an announcement almost scientifically calculated to make the world seem a better place, The AbleGamers Foundation, a nonprofit group dedicated to making video games more accessible to people with disabilities, has announced the opening of its first permanent gaming installation.
The installation, a development of the “accessibility arcades” previously set up at conferences and events, will be opened on October 10 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C
Since 2004, the AbleGamers Foundation has served more than 56 million members of the disabled community by advocating greater access to digital media. Today, the AbleGamers Foundation is a leader in the development of equipment, programs and services to those living with disabilities, hardships, and quality-of-life issues that are a result of chronic illness or trauma. It is our goal that all people, regardless of their disability, can use gaming as a tool for an enriched social experiences with friends, family, and the world at large. The AbleGamers Foundation serves all people with disabilities and their caregivers, regardless of race, age, gender, sexual-orientation, nationality or religion.
In lue of the recent layoffs at Zynga Games Mary Margaret Networks was inspired to get involved and has generously donated some of their gaming industry career services!
Mary-Margaret Walker, CEO of Mary-Margaret Network, leads the game industry in retained "key-man" recruiting and marketing of job openings.
Resume Reformatting -
Donate $49 - Retail value of $99
Full Resume Rewrite to highlight strengths and professional accomplishments
Donate $249 - Retail value of $499
Personal thank you card from AbleGamers
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Cinematic Art from World of Warcrafit - BlizzCon 2009
Custom XBox skin created exclusive for AbleGamers
World of Warcraft - Aretha's Helm Limited Edition # 1,112/4,000
World of Warcraft - Wrath of the Lich King - Signed by the Developers Team
Starcraft 2 Collectors Edition signed by the Developers Team + SC2 Bumper Sticker
Copy of the Skyrim soundtrack signed by the composer, Jeremy Soule
Lunch with AbleGamers Founder and President, Mark Barlet
Lunch with founder of EA Games, Trip Hawkins
Travel is not included. Email Ben.firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or more details.
The AbleGamers Foundation serves anyone in need through direct person-to-person services, assistive technology grants, community support, and access to data. We help people afford expensive technology, which allows them the ability to participate in gaming experiences that improve their overall quality of life. Additionally, we provide the largest database of mainstream videogame titles, complete with reviews focused exclusively on the accessibility of a given title. Finally, we raise awareness by showing disabled veterans returning from war that video gaming can allow then reconnect with friends, and participate in an activity that they enjoyed before their injury.
WHO WE SERVE
The AbleGamers Foundation serves more than 100,000 people through our database each year, tens of thousands through our awareness programs and as many individual grants as our funding permits. We serve as the voice of more than 33 million people with disabilities that use gaming for rehabilitation, quality-of-life improvement and recreational distraction from terminal illnesses or trauma. Our staff lives with a range of disabilities; this allows us a unique connection with our members because we provide them with personal experience and knowledge of the challenges of living with a disability.