Paradox Interactive Partners with the AbleGamers to Bring Accessibility to Gamers with Disabilities

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Harpers Ferry, WV –February 19, 2013– The AbleGamers Foundation is proud to announce a new partnership with Paradox Interactive to help bring accessibility to the Penny Arcade Expo East (PAX-E) in Boston, Massachusetts. Each year, the AbleGamers Accessibility Arcade displays the latest and greatest assistive technology for gamers with disabilities to play today’s hottest games with just a little help.

“Paradox has been a longtime supporter of the AbleGamers Foundation and our work to make video games as inclusive as possible,” said Mark Barlet, President and Founder of the AbleGamers Foundation. “We cannot thank them enough for their continued support of the disability community. By committing to be an annual sponsor, Paradox has guaranteed the AbleGamers Foundation will be able to attend PAX-E each year, where we will continue our work of enabling all gamers no matter their abilities.”

“What we love the most with AbleGamers is their hands-on and all-encompassing approach to making games more accessible to gamers,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “Their formula includes a few easy steps publishers and developers can adopt to open up their games to gamers with disabilities, and combined with their relentless dedication their organization has changed the lives of thousands of people through the medium we are all so passionate about: games.  We are proud to stand by AbleGamers in this important cause and invite others to do the same.”

The AbleGamers Accessibility Arcade will be featured on the main level of PAX-E directly in front of the showroom floor. Everyone attending the event is welcome to stop by for hands-on demonstrations of the coolest gaming technology found anywhere in the world. AbleGamers staff will be on hand all three days to answer your questions about accessibility, gamers with disabilities and assistive technology.

About The AbleGamers Foundation

The AbleGamers Foundation is a 501©(3) public charity that runs AbleGamers.com, which provides news and reviews on the accessibility of mainstream video game titles, as well as consultation on assistive technology.  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.

About Paradox Interactive

Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global publisher of PC-based strategy games. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes firmly established PC franchises such as the critically acclaimed  Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Hearts of IronWar of the Roses, Magicka and Citites in Motion.  2013 will be Paradox Interactive’s most ambitious line-up of titles to date with such anticipated releases as  The Showdown Effect, Leviathan: Warships  and  Europa Universalis IV  as well as upcoming free-to-play game  Salem: The Crafting MMO. We share a passion for gaming and gamers and our goal is to provide deep and challenging games with hours of gameplay to our growing 500,000 + member community .

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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 Steve Spohn at 1-855-ABLEGAMERS (225-3426) ext. 101 or email press@AbleGamers.com.

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Telephone: 1-855-ABLEGAMERS (225-3426)  ext. 101

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