The AbleGamers Charity and Minicore Studios have teamed up to launch a round of grants to purchase assistive gaming technology for gamers of any age with disabilities. This initiative, called the "Summer of Fun program," allows gamers of any age with a disability the ability to apply for a grant to buy assistive technology to aid gaming. The Summer of Fun grant program will be accepting requests for equipment until July 31, 2013. Grant applications will then be reviewed by the AbleGamers board and given out to those who need the equipment the most until funding for the program is depleted.
"I’m absolutely ecstatic over our Summer of Fun initiative," said Mark Barlet, President and Founder of the AbleGamers Charity. "These grants are the main reason we do our Pachinko for Charity and other fundraising events. We expect to receive thousands of requests and we will fill as many of them as funding allows."
"It’s an honor to be able to give back," said John Warren, Founder of Minicore Studios. "Minicore is a huge supporter of the AbleGamers Charity. We love what they do for the gaming community and those with disabilities. This was a perfect opportunity to get involved and help gamers with disabilities play."
To sign up for a grant, check out this link. Gamers who are under age may be required to obtain consent from their parents or legal guardians.