SpecialEffect May Update

Catch up with all the latest news from the amazing SpecialEffect Charity. Improving lives through gaming.


Friday 1 October is One Special Day!

We’re excited to announce that the date for this year’s #OneSpecialDay will be Friday 1 October. Join the many amazing games industry partners that are standing together to raise vital income and help us level the playing field for gamers with disabilities. www.onespecialday.org.uk


Arlo, Tomás, and Alyssa play Mario Kart

Read about three fantastic young gamers with cerebral palsy who are now enjoying the Mario Kart buzz after our specialist assessment team unlocked ways for them to play independently on the Nintendo Switch for the very first time. Arlo, Tomás, and Alyssa are all racing with adapted gaming controller setups that include a joystick and two-button switches, but there’s far more involved in the selection of the equipment than meets the eye. Read more here


ArchieBot featured on Sky Kids FYI

It’s Archiebot! Archie and our BubbleBuster project featured on the Sky Kids news programme FYI recently. We worked with his family and school to enable him to join in with his lessons from home via a telepresent robot.

“Archie and his class called it ‘Archiebot’,” said his mum. “It’s a great way for him to talk to his classmates and teacher.”
Read more and watch the video here


Team London Vs. Team Virtual

With just two months to go until race day, it’s time to grab your running shoes and get training for the SpecialEffect 10k on Sunday 25 July. There are nearly 100 supporters already signed up to either join us in London that day or take part ‘virtually’ and run wherever you want! So what are you waiting for? Select either ‘Team London’ or ‘Team Virtual’ from the options below and let’s smash it for SpecialEffect! #RunTogetherApart#10kYourWay


We put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.

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