What we do

We want everyone to be included. That’s why we’re transforming the lives of physically disabled people right across the world through the innovative use of technology. At the heart of our work is our mission to maximise fun and quality of life by helping people control video games to the best of their abilities, but that’s just the start.

Boy playing games

Video games for all

If you have a physical disability and want to play video games, we’re here to do all we can to help you.

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child holding small robot


Tackling long-term medical isolation through small, friendly, home-controlled desktop robots

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Man in hospital bed


Eye-gaze support for people in hospital following a sudden illness or injury that leaves them paralysed.

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Eye Gaze Games

Play our free, eye-control optimised web games with anyone around the world.

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Now there’s a way to play Minecraft – simply by moving your eyes.

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Accessibility information about selected games, equipment and software

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We put fun and inclusion back into the lives of physically disabled people by helping them to play video games

By using technology ranging from modified controllers to eye-tracking sensors, 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 quality of life, confidence and rehabilitation.


SpecialEffect combines everything possible to overcome the seemingly impossible

Neil Hickton, thisismyjoystick

I don’t know where I’d be without SpecialEffect, I’m so grateful to them

Aaron (pictured)

When everyone else said ‘That’s it now, his condition has progressed too far’… you found a way

Friends of Adam, who had muscular dystrophy


A warm welcome to our new ambassadors!

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

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Tech update: Hori Flex Controller

Friday, November 26th, 2021

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Charity partners at the TIGA Awards

Friday, November 26th, 2021

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This #GivingTuesday we wanted to say huge THANK YOU to all of our amazing supporters who've done so much to help us this year. You’ve donated, streamed, run, hiked, cycled... you name it, you've done it, and enabled us to change lives. Give yourselves a 👏👏👏

Happy birthday to @SpecialEffect Patron Matt Hampson 🎉🏉

Do check out @Hambofoundation to learn more about Matt’s story and the work of his brilliant foundation.

How cool is this? @dele_official giving a shout-out to @SpecialEffect🙌🏻

Thanks so much to Dele and all the team @EXCEL for making this happen and for all their hard work making sure today's Community Cup is a real winner!

Watch the tournament LIVE here: https://www.twitch.tv/excel_esports

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