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

Latest News

Good luck to our varsity half marathon heroes!

Friday, October 15th, 2021

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THANK YOU for your One Special Day support

Monday, October 4th, 2021

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Marathon magnificence! Thank you to our runners

Monday, October 4th, 2021

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It's Varsity Half Weekend! 👩🏻‍🎓🎽🥇

A big pre-race thank you and good luck to everyone taking to the streets of Oxford and Cambridge for their respective half marathons tomorrow representing #TeamSpecialEffect 🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️

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#OxfordHalf #TTPCambridgeHalf

All the best today to the intrepid team at @webexpenses for their Hike ‘n’ Bike fundraiser - that’s 240 miles in six hours! https://bit.ly/3DIpiKq

Did you know that we here at SpecialEffect have our own official community Discord? Head on over, meet other supporters and help us continue to level the playing field for gamers with physical disabilities! https://bit.ly/3Ds2Epm

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