The AbleGamers Foundation has announced their 2012 Children’s Grant Program in which one child with special needs will receive assistive technology needed to play video games, despite their disability. A non-profit organization that runs AbleGamers.com, the Foundation helps disabled gamers get access to assistive technology to help with gaming as both a means for social stimulation and rehabilitation. And if you know of a kid that could use that kind of aid, this is your chance to help them out.
Applications are open now until the end of August…applicants who are 15 years of age and younger can fill out the form on the website. AbleGamers Foundation was able to create this one time Grant because of financial support from the community and beyond, though they are hoping to make it the first of many.
“Thrilled doesn’t quite describe how I feel about the foundation being able to give away these grants,” said Mark Barlet, President and Founder of the AbleGamers Foundation. “I am extremely optimistic that as more people find out about our wonderful community and amazing foundation that we will be able to not only continue giving out these grants but give them out more often.”
AbleGamers.com posts reviews of the latest games and their accessibility for disabled gamers, has a full forum for fans, and takes donations from the community to keep the site running.