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  • AbleGamers Foundation Fundraising For Better Tomorrow

    The AbleGamers Foundation is raising money for their organization through a Kickstarter like website, called WeDidIt for charity.

    Their project, which has a goal of $5,000 will aid in the foundation of permanent gaming installations and spreading awareness of disabilities and gamers. They recently opened a permanent disabled "accessibility arcade" at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington D.C.

    Their prizes for donating a certain amount of money include: Starcraft 2 Collector's Edition signed by the development team and a Starcraft 2 bumper sticker for $275 and even a lunch with EA founder Trip Hawkins if you donate $2,500.

    One reward was also added recently in lieu of the Zynga layoffs. The Mary Margaret Networks will create a full resume rewrite to highlight the strengths of the person for a donation of $249 or more.

    "The gaming community is much larger than we think," said Mark Barlet the President of the AbleGamers Foundation in their WeDidIt video, "We need your help."

    Check out their page below!

  • AbleGamers Open First Accessible Arcade

    On October 10, The AbleGamers Foundation opened up its first arcade for people with disabilities in the Washington D.C. public library. This is the first permanent arcade for disabled gamers and it is an addition to the library.

    "Our partnership with the AbleGamers Foundation brings the freedom, fun, and independent of video gaming to DC residents with disabilities," said Chief of DC Public Library's Adaptive Services Division, Venetia Demson in a press release.

    President and founder of AbleGamers Foundation Mark Barlet said that this project is something he has wanted to do since the start of the organization and believes that this is a "tremendous victory for disabled gamers everywhere."

    AbleGamers Foundation is a non-profit organization that represents disabled gamers everywhere through awareness. To learn more go to their website.

  • Evil Controllers Spreads Accessible Gaming A Little Further


    Evil Controllers donates an accessible controller to the AbleGamers' 2012 Children's Grant Program

    Tempe, AZ. (August 2012) - Earlier this month, the AbleGamers Foundation announced their AbleGamers 2012 Children's Grant Program. The program will award children 15 years or younger a onetime grant for the use of gaming equipment. Evil Controllers is proud to announce that they will be donating one accessible controller to the grant program.

    Evil Controllers is the industry leader of custom controllers and accessible controllers with over six accessible controllers available from their online stores. These controllers assist gamers with limited mobility by allowing them to play games more comfortably and to play games that they otherwise would have been unable to play. "Our mission is to bring accessibility to everyone who wants to game," said Mark Barlet, President and Founder of the AbleGamers Foundation. "Evil Controllers continues to be an amazing partner in the accessible gaming movement. Together, we have enabled hundreds of disabled gamers with the Adroit controller and custom-built controllers. This donation to the AbleGamers' Children's Grant program is just one example of the good that can come from Evil."

    Evil Controllers receives hundreds of custom requests every week and works closely with each inquiry to make an accessible controller that is tailored specifically for the gamer making the request. By donating an accessible controller to The AbleGamers Foundation, Evil Controllers expects to work closely with one of the awarded grant winners to make them a controller that feels 'just right'. "We have been doing custom controllers for over 5 years and have yet to find a mobility issue that we can't find a solution for."

    The Ablegamers Foundation has begun taking applicants and will continue to do so throughout the month of August. Applications must be filled out and submitted no later than August 31st.

    AbleGamers' 2012 Children's Grant program:

    About Evil Controllers:

    Evil Controllers is a controller modification company based out of Tempe, Arizona. Evil Controllers is one of the first companies to offer professional Rapid Fire and Fast Reload controller mods. These controller mods are created to support the most popular franchises in the industry, covering a variety of genres. Evil Controllers is also popular for their cooperation with The AbleGamers Foundation. Evil Controllers creates custom controllers for disabled gamers with button modification and relocation services. Evil Controllers works hard to ensure that every gamer can have fun doing what they love, playing games.

    About The AbleGamers Foundation:

    The AbleGamers Foundation is a 501(c) (3) public charity that runs, 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.

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