THE ABLEGAMERS FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 5 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Technology, Disabilities

Location: 9 Wren Lane % Mark C Barlet Harpers Ferry WV 25425 USA

Mission: The AbleGamers Foundation is committed in supporting the advancement of accessibility in the digital entertainment space so that all people with disabilities can enjoy the digital world.
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Rating: 5 stars  

AbleGamers Foundation and ablegamer.com are the single most effective force in making computer games accessible to gamers with special needs. Mark's influence in the game developer community is demonstrated by the games, including ours, he has caused to be more accessible.
John Bannick
Chief Technology Officer
7-128 Software

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Mark's made specific suggestions as to how to make our games more accessible, especially to the motion-impaired. He's put us in direct contact with users who can give us specific changes to make.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None. They're doing a great job.

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Rating: 5 stars  

AbleGamers is a nonprofit that I mostly interact with through Twitter and their website. There Twitter feed highlights interesting articles about gaming on other sites as well as letting me know about updates on their site as well. Plus, when I've message them via Twitter I've gotten prompt, personal replies. I mostly use the website for the forums, groups, and game reviews. The groups and forums allow for peer support and community brainstorming. Their reviews actually give me an idea of whether or not I will find a game playable.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I didn't think I should bother investing in a gaming console because I just didn't think I'd get any fun out of it. After finding AbleGamers and reading their reviews, I decided it was worth the risk. I'm so glad I did. I've had fun, become less of a perfectionist, gotten better at asking for help, and am even getting better at using a map.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

So far, AbleGamers seems fairly Xbox 360 focused and it might be nice to include more PlayStation 3 coverage.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

A Google search

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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