PRLog - Nov. 23, 2009 - HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -- The AbleGamers Foundation is proud to announce the launch of a first of its kind mainstream video game review section for those with disabilities on its community portal AbleGamers.com. The AbleGamers review section concentrates on accessibility factors that will affect various disabilities and recommends whether to play the game to each of those specific disabled groups.
Each game title is given a score from 1 to 10 in the areas of visual disabilities, hearing disabilities, and motion impaired disabilities. The overall score is then calculated, along with additional details such as the presence of close captioning, speed settings, difficulty settings, colorblind options, and many more game accessibility standards.
"There are countless sites out there that review games for their graphics and sound, but no one is looking at the game from the standpoint of accessibility. With 63 million Americans with disabilities this is a focus that is needed and who better to do it than the flagship site for disabled gamers, AbleGamers.com,"
Studies show that as much as 9% of all gamers are disabled, and as such AbleGamers was created to guide disabled gamers through mainstream gaming with its first of its kind video game review section.
Publishers should send copies of games to "The AbleGamers Foundation, Review Department, 9 Wren Lane, Harpers Ferry WV 25425"
About The AbleGamers Foundation
The AbleGamers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that runs AbleGamers.com , which provides news, reviews, and advice on disabled technology and the accessibility of mainstream video game titles. 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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For more information about this topic, the AbleGamers foundation, AbleGamers.com, or to schedule an interview with Mark Barlet, President of AbleGamers, call 202 258 1937 or email Steven Spohn at press@AbleGamers.com