AbleGamers co-founder, Mark Barlet, teaches assistive videogame technology in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrates its 25th anniversary at the Smithsonian Institute with many of the nation’s top disability leaders. AbleGamers award-winning founder, Mark Barlet, presents exciting advances in gaming assistive technology on Friday, July 24, 2015, at 1 PM ET.
‘Smithsonian’s Festival ADA: 25 Years of Disability Civil Rights’ continues from noon to 4:45 all weekend long, featuring events and demonstrations of technology including AbleGamers’ award-winning Accessibility Arcade. AbleGamers accessibility experts will be on hand answering questions as well as demonstrating cutting-edge technology enabling people with disabilities to play games.
“This is a dream come true and one of the biggest honors I’ve ever received,” said Mark Barlet, Founder and Executive Director of the AbleGamers Charity. “I could’ve never imagined when I started a little blog to help people with disabilities figure out how to keep gaming when the joy gets taken away due to a disability that I would be at the Smithsonian Institute sharing my passion and our international foundation ‘s knowledge on how video games can help anyone with a disability.”
For more information on the Smithsonian’s Festival ADA: 25 Years of Disability Civil Rights, please visit http://americanhistory.si.edu/topics/disability-history/pages/ada-25-years-disability-civil-rights-july-22-26. Admission is free. Mark Barlet will be discussing assistive technology alongside other industry leaders on the main discussion stage Friday, July 24, 2015, at 1 PM Eastern.