Giveaway Win an EPOS | SENNHEISER GSP 370 headset in our SpecialEffect Awareness Campaign

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May 27, 2020
I would like to live in a world where everyone could play videogames.
Just the other day I saw a guy with palsy playing CoD Warzone like a pro. It was dope!
Jun 2, 2020
Yeah, I saw this before. It's really great. Good for children. And not only good for them, also it's great way to experience gaming for older people who have disabilities.
Jul 31, 2020
This is some awesome stuff they're doing. Glad that fellow gamers out there are getting the tools they need to get the best gaming experience one can have
Aug 11, 2020
I think that SpecialEffect is a wonderful organization and I think that the Tobii EyE tracking system would be a great product to help those with developmental issues be able to make full use of computers for education and self improvement as well as gaming.
Feb 9, 2020
Amazing campaign and i wish more companies would take part on it. I would like to see more examples like the Microsoft Adaptive Controller for Xbox.
Jan 15, 2020
Its organizations like this that whenever some tries to tell me that gaming is dumb, or that you cant do anything great with it, i show them this. Without tools like those used by SpecialEffect, a lot of children with disabilities might not be able to develop as much as they do. Good job!
Aug 18, 2020
The adaptive controller for Xbox brought a lot towards gaming for peiple who can't use a normal controller, I'd like to see more products that could act like that sort of open gateway
Aug 19, 2020
I have to applaud you guys at SpecialEffect for making it possible for more opportunities to enjoy gaming at ease with helpful devices.

I think one day that you can possibly create something to be comfortable and more easier to wear a VR headset one day to experience the whole feeling of being within the VR world. Maybe some developer will create relaxing and amazing experiences to see in a Virtual World to enjoy. Would love to see a very detailed Virtual World based upon under water that you can see almost life like fishes and such because I don't think everyone gets to experience the under water feeling of deep sea diving and getting to see such a beautiful world in the depths of the world. But if a VR headset and software can give more people this kind of experience to enjoy I think it can be appreciated.
May 24, 2020
Here at PC Gamer, we’re committed not only to highlighting independent games studios with our Studio Spotlights, but ‘Games Beyond Entertainment’ projects that make the world a better place. That’s why it’s our pleasure to announce our year long awareness campaign in support of SpecialEffect.

What do SpecialEffect do?

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

By using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye-control, they find ways for people to play to the very best of their abilities.

What are we doing?

We’ve teamed up with SpecialEffect to spread the word about this incredible charity. Every month for the next 12, we're giving away an EPOS | SENNHEISER GSP 370 headset to a community member who completes the steps below.

You have 12 chances to win over the coming year! First, Sign in to the forums or create a forum account. Then every month come back to this post, click the link below, and complete the entry options.

When you're done, reply on this thread with a comment telling us a new product you'd like to see SpecialEffect develop next!
That's it! Once you've completed the steps, you're entered to win! We’ll announce a new winner and put up a fresh link in this thread on the first working day of the month, every month. For a year.

  • May's winner is MirzaGhalib!
  • June's winner is SDMF74!
  • July's winner is CAPace!

I don’t need a headset, can I support in a different way?

Sure you can - we’ve created a Just Giving page if you’d like to make a donation, but it’s not required! All donations go straight to the charity, and if you have any questions on what the money is used for, SpecialEffect will be here all week for their Spotlight week to answer.

For volunteering opportunities in the UK, please ping @beckyfr0st who can answer your questions in a separate thread.

Fundraising streams
If you’re interested in taking part in a fundraising stream, check out the info here!


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Hmm am i doing this right o_O Anyway I don't really know everything you guys have created already. But i was thinking about some sort of gaming stuff for blind people, cuz they cant really know what is on the screen unless they have some specific monitor for it or something..
Aug 5, 2020
I've always wondered if it's possible to track a person's eye movement and possible share it to his/her teammates in real-time if he is unable to speak (mute).
Aug 25, 2020
I would like to see Special Effects develop a controller purely based on voice commands so that gamers with full motor dysfunctions can still play with only their voices.

While I think inclusive controllers are fantastic and a great step towards the right direction, they are still missing gamers that are paraplegic from the neck down, if you can control a game character only through your voice or through your voice PLUS an inclusive controller (like Microsoft's) then every single human being can enjoy videogames.
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