Choose your activity or challenge and decide if you’re going to livestream.
Power Up and Play is Scope’s new fundraising event, built for streamers and gamers alike. Designed in collaboration with disabled gamers, Power Up and Play shines a light on the importance of accessibility and the power of inclusion.
Whether you play to beat your best score, to relax or to share your unique experience of gaming, there’s an activity or challenge for you.
It's game over for disability inequality. Power Up and Play with Scope and help create a world where disabled people are never excluded again.
Get ready, tune in to livestreams and hear first‑hand from disabled gamers.
Choose your activity or challenge, get gaming, and raise vital funds for Scope.
Choose your activity or challenge and decide if you’re going to livestream.
Set up a fundraising page, decide your fundraising target and spread the word.
Check out our calendar of livestreams and tune in.
Get gaming and fundraise for Scope.
Pick an activity or challenge that suits you or get creative and design your own. You can take on 1 or take on many. Join forces with friends and family or go solo. Play any game on any platform.
It’s up to you how you Power Up and Play. It’s your game, your way, your win.
Resist temptation and avoid using any upgrades, power‑ups or equipment and see how long you can last.
Test your limits, outdo yourself and set a new point scoring record. Or compete against friends to become the ultimate point scorer.
Speed is the name of this game! Compete against yourself or friends and complete a game or level as quickly as you can.
Consider yourself a gaming pro? Set the difficulty level one higher and see if you can replicate the same success. Good luck!
Complete as many levels as you can! Set your own goal and time limit and get levelling up. Whether its 5, 10, or 15 levels, it all counts!
Hunt for as many in‑game collectables as you can. Coins, rings, gems, packages. They all count! Go it alone or team up with friends and get collecting!
Rebel against the norms and play differently to how the game expects you to. Play the pacifist card and have a non‑violent play through, avoid collecting power‑ups or opt out of all upgrades. Mix it up and have some fun!
With only one life, see how long your game play can last. Will it be 10 minutes, 30 or the full 60? Once you die, its back to the beginning to start again. You’ve got this!
Let your creative juices flow. Design your own game narrative to share your experiences as a disabled person.
Tip: This activity works particularly well with people management games. For example, Animal Crossing, The Sims, Minecraft and so on.
Share your experiences as a disabled gamer. What do you love about gaming? Do you face barriers? And how do you overcome them? Whether you use adapted controllers, game without sight, or use eye tracking software, live‑narrate your gameplay, and share your unique way of gaming.
Mix things up and play a different character or team to your normal choice. Experience a different gameplay and have some fun!
Dig out your oldest games and consoles and turn the clocks back with some nostalgic gameplay.
Get your hands on Power Up and Play merchandise when you reach fundraising milestones.
All of the merchandise features the power up and play logo. It is in white capital letters on a purple background. Power up is on top and there is an arrow pointing up from one side of the letter u. And play is underneath. The word and is in the shape of a controller D pad. This is next to the letter P in the word Play which has two dots that look like controller buttons.
Raise £100 and receive a Power Up and Play set of stickers.
Raise £300 and receive a Power Up and Play mug.
Raise £500 and receive a Power Up and Play t‑shirt.
Raise £800 and receive a Power Up and Play hoodie.
Raise £1,500 and receive a Power Up and Play set of stickers, t‑shirt, mug, and hoodie!
Tune into livestreams and events and hear directly from disabled gamers and content creators.
Join special guests from across the industry for a panel discussion on the Gaming Industry as a career choice. What roles are out there, what qualifications do you need, and what’s the culture really like?Watch here
SK has never had any sight whatsoever, but has been playing videogames for as long as he can remember. Tune in to find out how, and hear about his experiences in gaming.Watch here
Power Up and Play was co-produced in collaboration with 7 disabled gamers. Hear from the group and Scope about what co‑production is and why it matters.Watch here
Join the action on the Power Up and Play Discord server where event hosts and speakers will be answering your questions in the chat in real time.Join the Discord server
In 2020, we spoke to 1,326 people, including 812 disabled people, about their gaming experiences.Read our Accessibility in Gaming report
Gaming brings many benefits. It helps people relax, manage stress, and socialise. We wanted to find out about disabled people’s experience of gaming. So, we spoke to 1,326 disabled and non‑disabled people about their experiences.
Two thirds of gamers with an impairment or condition told us they face barriers when gaming.
From the cost of assistive tech to the lack of information about accessibility before buying a game. These barriers can exclude disabled people from enjoying the benefits of gaming.
By taking part in Power Up and Play, you’re helping shine a light on the importance of accessibility and the power of inclusion. We want to see gaming made truly accessible to everyone.
Are you a games developer or publisher interested in improving accessibility?
We'd love to work with you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We provide practical advice and emotional support to disabled people and their families, when it’s needed most. We use our collective power to change attitudes and end injustice. We campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society. And we won’t stop until we achieve a society where all disabled people enjoy equality and fairness.
could help us run our online community for one week, providing a supportive forum for over 100,000 disabled people, parents, and carers to connect with others and receive information, advice, and support.
could support one young disabled person through our Careers Pathways service, accessing three sessions with a specialist careers adviser.
could cover the cost of over 50 phone calls to the Scope helpline, providing free, independent and impartial advice and support on issues that matter to disabled people and their families.
Check out how much you have raised and where you are on the Power Up and Play leaderboard.
Sign‑up is quick and easy. Simply complete the registration form, choose your activity, and pick a date to take part. Then all that’s left to do is personalise your page and start fundraising.
The main Power Up and Play event takes place from 1 to 10 November, so we recommend taking part during this time, however you can take part whenever suits you.
We’ve put together some suggested gaming activities and challenges to help you #PowerUpAndPlay, but they are entirely optional. The suggested activities are designed to work across different game genres, and you can flex and adapt them as much as you like.
Absolutely, you can do as many activities and challenges as you wish! Remember to list them out on your fundraising page and let your friends, family and followers know.
You can play using whichever games and consoles you prefer. The activities and challenges have been designed to work across a range of genres, and most work either playing solo or with friends.
No, it’s entirely up to you! If you’d prefer not to livestream, you can simply complete your gameplay and send a link to your fundraising page to your friends and family.
Take a look at our resources page for a guide for Newbie Streamers and a range of Power Up and Play overlays for Twitch and YouTube.
Power Up and Play is a fundraising event for the charity Scope. While there is no set fundraising pledge, we hope to see lots of you raising vital funds to support our work and help end disability inequality.
Due to fundraising regulations, you must be 18 or over to register for Power Up and Play. If you have a family member under 18 who wants to participate, you can register on their behalf as a parent or guardian, as long as you’re over the age of 18.
When you register, you’ll create a GivePenny account and receive log in details. You’ll be able to log in to update your page whenever you want.
By connecting your Spotify account to your GivePenny profile, your friends and family can add songs to your Power Up and Play‑list, in return for donations to your fundraising page. To connect Spotify to GivePenny, you can either do this from your fundraising page (there’s a handy button for that), or from your GivePenny Dashboard. Read about how to set up Spotify fundraising.
Once you’re connected, why not nominate friends to add a song to your playlist in exchange for a donation? Tag them in a post on social media and challenge them to boost your beats!