The Entertainment Consumer Association (ECA) and the AbleGamers Foundation have teamed up to open a special chapter of the organization dedicated to consumers called the AbleGamers Game Accessibility Chapter. The AbleGamers Foundation runs AbleGamers.com, which provides news and reviews on the accessibility of mainstream video game titles, and covers assistive technology. The ECA is the non-profit membership-driven organization that represents consumers of various forms of entertainment in the US and Canada.
"We have worked with the ECA off and on over the last few years," said Mark Barlet, President and Founder of the AbleGamers Charity. "The ECA has been a pleasure to work with on issues ranging from removing the negative stigma of videogames in popular culture to raising awareness for including gamers with disabilities in all videogame titles."
"Opening an official AbleGamers chapter of the ECA is wonderful," he continued. "We feel like the ECA really understands our desire to improve video games by including those with disabilities without harming the creative process. Together, will be able to reach out and educate developers and gamers alike on the importance of including those with disabilities in the wonderful world of videogames."
"I'm excited about working with AbleGamers," said Vice President of Marketing Heather Ellertson. "Having a chapter within the ECA that will work with Accessibility is a wonderful thing and together we can educate all gamers and help make a difference."
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