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23 Sep 2020

XDS20 Adapt pledges $15k donation

We’re delighted and humbled to be the charity partner for XDS20 Adapt in October. Thank you to all involved in XDS for this amazing news, and for the announcement that they will be donating $15,000 USD to help us bring fun and inclusivity into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.

Read the announcement on the XDS blog here.

Going into its eighth year, XDS (External Development Summit) has adapted its format into a full virtual experience that brings together hundreds of professionals to advance the practice of external development for the games industry. The summit provides four days of expert content and structured networking.

XDS Advisory Committee Chair, Chris Wren, shares, “As we believe games are for everyone, we’re thrilled our contribution will help further promote fun, enjoyment and most importantly, inclusion for gamers with physical disabilities. Thank you, SpecialEffect, for making a difference in the lives of so many!”

SpecialEffect Founder and CEO Dr Mick Donegan replied, “The news that such a widely renowned international industry event as XDS has chosen SpecialEffect as a charity partner is a genuine honour and privilege. During these globally challenging times, it’s particularly important for us to continue to share our game accessibility knowledge and expertise with disabled gamers, those who support them and game developers, too, through freely available online resources, including ourGameAccess.info site, for which this donation will provide an invaluable boost!”

XDS20 Adapt runs from 27-30 October. Developers and publishers can purchase passes here

Screenshot of XDS website

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