All inPlay Partners with Educators and Vocational Rehabilitation Trainers to Help Blind Veterans
August 26, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsShrewsbury, MA, August 26, 2006 - All inPlay partners with educators and vocational rehabilitation trainers from across the country to help blinded veterans have a fun way to learn and practice using assistive technology. All inPlay’s local partner, Adaptive Technology Consulting (ATC), now offers all veterans enrolled in ATC’s computer and Internet training course a free year of membership to All inPlay.
“In our own small way we want to thank our vets for their service.” said Jeremie Spitzer, All inPlay’s co-founder and CEO. “By partnering with ATC these vets are now able to play fun games while practicing with their assistive technology. But more importantly, these vets are able to re-connect with friends they served with from the comfort of their homes.”
ATC contracts with the VA Boston Healthcare System, the Providence VA Medical Center and the Manchester VA Medical Center to enable veterans to use computers and the Internet with the appropriate assistive technology.
“The suite of All inPlay games are great for getting our students to practice using assistive technology with the computer and the Internet between lessons,” said Gayle Yarnall, President of Adaptive Technology Consulting. “With All inPlay’s in game text chat feature, our students have the ability to meet new and old friends, building their social network which is one of the great uses of the Internet.”
If your organization works with veterans and you are interested in this program please call Jeremie Spitzer at 413-585-9690. To learn more about All inPlay and sign up for a free fifteen day trial, please visit http://www.allinplay.com.
About All inPlay:
All inPlay is a unique online community where blind and sighted people from around the world gather to play and interact as equals. At the heart of this community are games that provide a fun, friendly setting where people can celebrate old friendships and create new ones from across the globe. All inPlay’s suite of games now includes the world’s first ever accessible version of Texas Hold’em. Recently All inPlay’s games and technologies have been incorporated into job training, computer literacy, and youth programs for the blind and visually impaired.
Adaptive Technology Consulting’s goal is to assist people in making adaptive technology decisions that they can live with now and in the future. ATC knows first hand that selecting, purchasing and learning how to use an adapted technology product or system is one of the biggest financial and emotional investments that any person will make. Visit ATC at http://www.adaptivetech.net/