Video games are means of entertainment among the disabled and the no disabled alike. Not much thought is put into designing video game accessibility however.
AbleGamers Charity is hosting something unlike any other in history to spread awareness to disabled gamers as well as to show consumers some accessible video games. It's the first annual AbleGamers Day, held on October 26, 2013. The festivities began on the 25th with the largest online streaming event in AbleGamers history, which leads up to an Accessibility Arcade in Loudoun County, VA.
The AbleGamers Charity is a 501(c)(3) public charity that runs AbleGamers.com, which provides news and reviews on the accessibility of mainstream video game titles, as well as consultation on assistive technology. As an alternative to Serious Gaming, mainstream video games supply many disabled individuals and veterans with rehabilitation as well as social stimulation in situations where they may be otherwise shut out of society's idea of normal everyday life.
The Accessibility Arcade is a staple of the AbleGamers community outreach program where our assistive technology experts hold a one-day opportunity for people with disabilities and their loved ones to come out and see all of the various cutting-edge assistive technology available on the market today. Electronic Arts, winner of the 2012 AbleGamers Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year, will be offering copies of games as prizes at the event.
This often life-changing equipment can often be expensive and inaccessible, but during these events everything is available for hands-on demonstration to anyone who has or has a loved one with a disability.
Beginning at 1 PM Eastern, October 25, some of the biggest streaming websites in the Team Fortress 2 community, includingTF2WH.com BackPack.tf Bazaar.tf, will come together to hold a 24+ hour event honoring AbleGamers Day.
The event can be streamed online via twitch.tv/ablegamers and twitch.tv/team/ablegamers