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It's everyone's turn to play video games

SpecialEffect and the coronavirus - we're still here for you

We’ll be continuing to support the severely physically disabled and vulnerable people we serve with their gaming and technology access needs. Although face-to-face visits aren’t possible at the moment, our dedicated team is carrying on its life-transforming work through online assessments, remote support and equipment provision. We continue to welcome new referrals as well as supporting our existing service users, so please do get in touch if you think we can help.

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Two boys playing 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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Our Work

Video Game Access

Wheelchair laptop tray containing an adapted gaming set

Our work is transformational and unique. Our team of therapists and technologists are determined that everyone, whatever their physical disability, should be able to share the fun, laughter and inclusion that video games can bring.

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



The impact of what we do extends beyond video games. Our StarGaze project brings the loan and support of eye control technology to people who suffer a sudden injury or illness that leaves them completely paralysed except for their eyes.

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


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