Harpers Ferry, WV –June 26, 2012– The AbleGamers Foundation (AGF) is proud to announce that Larry Goldberg, Director, Media Access Group Director at WGBH and The Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) in Boston has joined AGF’s Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Goldberg brings years of experience and regularly speaks on media access issues.
"We're thrilled to welcome Larry to our board of directors," said Mark Bartlet, President of The AbleGamers Foundation, “For years, he has consulted for government and media and technology companies on media access. We look forward to his unique insight and valuable executive experience." Board Member Cheryl Mitchell added, “Larry's contributions will help the AGF provide social learning experiences for all disabled gamers..
Mr. Goldberg has been a pioneer in the development of the emerging captioning system for digital television in the U.S. and is a member of numerous advisory boards at the FCC and across the country. Mr. Goldberg was awarded a patent in 1996 for "Rear Window™," the first closed captioning system for movie theaters and theme parks. He also oversees NCAM, a research and development facility dedicated to addressing barriers to media and emerging technologies for people with disabilities in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities.
"I'm honored to be asked and excited to join the board of the AbleGamers Foundation. They are a great organization making great things happen. As "gamification" spreads to all sectors of our lives, AGF will help make sure everyone can play. I hope my experience in the world of accessible media at WGBH can contribute to their tremendous successes," said Larry Goldberg.