A chat with our CEO

At the end of 2020 the Game Dev Show featured an inspirational podcast chat with our Founder and CEO Dr Mick Donegan about what we do, why we do it and how it all started. With a challenging year ahead, this podcast could well be the best investment of 60 minutes you can make right now for a boost of inspiration and positivity.

With stories of 1980’s word processors, eye-controlled musical duets and many inspiring examples of people we’ve helped, this genuinely captivating conversation charts Dr Mick’s drive to level the playing field for people with disabilities throughout his career in education, research, third-sector management, and finally as CEO of SpecialEffect.

Mick describes many people with disabilities as ‘standing outside the gates of gaming heaven looking in’ and illustrates how the charity is working tirelessly to bring inclusion through lifelong one-to-one support for disabled gamers, and then filtering the experience gained to influence accessibility in games and gaming hardware at an international level.

A huge thank you to Kaley, Luke and all at Pole to Win for making the podcast possible.