We have a lot of big dreams at the AbleGamers Foundation. Lots of things that can help others and make a big impact on the world. But there's one particular idea that continually resurfaces as a vision of how we can help even more people than we do now. And not random people, but the ones who need it the most.
Mark and I have been discussing the idea of a roaming arcade for quite some time (years).
You see, the Accessibility Arcades ™ are always a big success. With partners like Microsoft and Indie Gala, we have been able to put on more arcades around the country in 2012 than any previous years. Yet, we still aren't reaching the very core of our audience.
Able-bodied gamers, those without severe disabilities, and those who are very determined despite their disability can attend the various conferences and Expos we visit every year.
But what about those people who can't leave their homes? What about those people who are in care facilities? How about our veterans returning from war who may be stuck in a VA hospital?
They can't come to us. So we need to go to THEM.
We want to take the Accessibility Arcade ™ on the road to hospitals and care facilities all around the country reaching the children, teens and adults who need us the most.
AbleGamers ToGo ™ will be the premier roaming laboratory outfitted to the nines with assistive technology and equipment from the top vendors found anywhere in the world.
We have the partners to put the technology in the accessible van and the support of the greatest community found anywhere to get the project going, but the one thing we're missing is the van itself.
Today, we launch the most massive campaign AbleGamers has ever seen.
But we need your help.
We will be tweeting the following message to @MBUSA (Mercedes-Benz):
Dear @MBUSA I would like you to support this @AbleGamers project to help disable gamers! http://goo.gl/57FBM PLZ RT!
Please go to our open letter request to Mercedes-Benz from the President and Founder of the AbleGamers Foundation.
Then click the button on the right and add your voice with a tweet.
We are asking everyone to use twitter, Facebook and every other social media outlet to get as many people tweeting that message so often that Mercedes-Benz simply can't ignore it. Ask your friends, family, relatives, fellow gamers, strangers on the street, and even your dog to take 5 seconds and click this link or copy/paste the message directly to Twitter.
Blog about Mark's letter. Write about it for your publication. Pass it around the office. Do whatever you can to spread the message and get this Twitter storm going.
If you want to do just a little bit more than a tweet, check out our million pixel virtual accessibility mural. For only $12, you can have your Twitter profile embedded and linked in a one-of-a-kind picture.
Together, we can make this dream come true.
Thank you and please keep tweeting,