Beating physical disability to enjoy video games

We 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, we're finding a way for people to play to the very best of their abilities.

But we're not just doing it for fun. By levelling the playing field, we're bringing families and friends together and having a profoundly positive impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation.

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Oxford Half Marathon 2016

Oxford Half Marathon 2016

The Oxford Half Marathon on 9 October - a unique opportunity to run for a great cause in the city of the dreaming spires!

Ultra Challenge

Ultra Challenge

Join the Ultra Challenge Series: Five fully supported endurance events which you can walk, jog or run for ..

SpeciaEffect Legends Lunch

SpeciaEffect Legends Lunch

This year’s Legends Lunch will be held at The Oval Cricket Ground on 29 September and we're very pro..

Oxford Half Marathon 2016

Oxford Half Marathon 2016

The Vitality Oxford Half Marathon is a unique opportunity to run in the city of the dreaming spires and ma..

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon takes place each October, starting and finishing in the stunning ..

Who we've helped



You wake up after an accident. You can’t move and you can’t speak. That’s when the loan and support of eye-controlled technology through our StarGaze project can provide help as quickly as possible.

It’s technology that can initially provide emergency communication, but can also lead to independence in education, work and leisure.


Research & development

If you have problems moving your fingers, the 25 controls on a standard video games joypad can literally be out of reach.

From controller modifications to voice controls and switch interfaces, all our customised gaming setups are designed to suit the very specific individual needs of each person we help.

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Thank yous


Huge thanks to everyone who donated at the the Sidemen v YouTube Allstars match!


Twin Towners - you know who you are - legends all!!!


Thanks to everyone who defeated slugs in the Best Fiends fundraiser!


Frontier Developments, Kate Russell, and EVERYONE who was part of the amazing Elite Dangerous marathon - THANK YOU!!!


Top work by @KSIOlajidebt @Calfreezy and @F2Freestylers in the RaceAgainstSlime2

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