Electronic Arts (EA) (new window), a global leader in digital interactive entertainment, has partnered with Neil Squire, the Canadian leader in assistive technology, and their Makers Making Change (new window) initiative, to host Powered to Game (new window), an accessible gaming tournament for gamers with disabilities, on November 27th at EA Vancouver. The event is a friendly tournament that will give local gamers with disabilities the opportunity to trial a number of games and a variety of assistive technologies to make gaming more accessible.
“At EA, we feel it’s important to consider accessibility when making our games,” says Jon Lutz, VP of Strategy at EA. “Hosting this Powered to Game event allows us to learn more about how different people with disabilities game, and create conversations about how we can continue to ensure everyone can play. We’re excited to work with Neil Squire in making this event a reality.”
“This Powered to Game event is a big step on the journey to make gaming fully accessible to all,” says Gary Birch, Executive Director, Neil Squire. “We are thrilled to embrace this unique opportunity to collaborate with EA, a world leader in the gaming space.”
Leading up to the event, Neil Squire has been providing assistive technology trialing at their office for those looking to prepare for the tournament.
Media are invited to attend:
WHAT: Powered to Game: Electronic Arts
WHEN: Wednesday, November 27th, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: EA Vancouver, 4330 Sanderson Way, Burnaby, V5G 4X1
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About Neil Squire
“We use Technology, Knowledge, and Passion to Empower Canadians with Disabilities.” Neil Squire is the Canadian leader in Assistive Technology, from innovation right through to trialing and implementation. Their work is focused on four distinct areas: Innovation, Digital Literacy, Employment, and Assistive Technology. Since 1984 they have been enable people with disabilities to achieve their goals, reach their full potential, and continue living life to the fullest. Makers Making Change, an initiative launched by Neil Squire in 2016, connects volunteer makers to people with disabilities who need assistive technologies.
For media inquiries:
Director of Communications, Neil Squire