• Marion Choufa

SpecialEffect's One Special Day campaign announced for October 1st

SpecialEffect is a UK charity specialized in helping physically disabled people play video games. It recently announced that its flagship One Special Day fundraising and awareness campaign will celebrate its sixth year on October 1st 2021.

Last year campaign raised £500K through donations made by game industry companies as well as participating in virtual events. You can find the full list of the partners who pledged to support the charity here. Since its inception in 2016, One Special Day has raised over $1,500,000 towards the work of SpecialEffect to help people with disabilities in the United Kingdom and all over the world.

“Despite the challenges of the last 15 months, SpecialEffect has been continuing its work to bring the joy of video games and technology to some of the most disabled people in the world. Our staff have worked tirelessly in response to requests for accessibility advice from developers from far and wide while, at the same time, provided individual online assessments for the ever-increasing number of would-be gamers who have needed our help. Meanwhile, our R&D team have been working hard to introduce exciting new accessible gaming projects such as ‘Eye Gaze Games’, which is already opening up the world of gaming to severely disabled gamers in over 30 countries. Securing the future of all of our services is vital for those we support, which is why this year’s One Special Day is more important than ever and one of the many reasons why we continue to be eternally grateful to those in the games industry who support in our work so generously.”

- Mick Donegan SpecialEffect's Founder and CEO

If you want to know more about SpecialEffect and how to help, we invite you to visit their website.