SpecialEffect is a charity based in the United Kingdom which is specialized in helping physically disabled people play video games. The organization works with developers to create specialised game control devices as well as to make their games more accessible. The ability to play video games, now seen as an almost universal pastime, can help iprove the mental health of disabled people who otherwise could not play them. AOC helped to build a fully accessible gaming room with multiple setups and we sponsored several events like One Special Day and GameBlast.
To exclude conflict minerals even more we started our collaboration with Pact. Pact is a nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971 and works in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. Pact’s Mines to Markets program uses an integrated, holistic approach to help resource-dependent communities improve their lives. They bring together government, industry and miners to make artisanal and small-scale mining formal, safer and more productive.