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


Motor accessibility settings in Sackboy

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

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Sign up to half price Ultra Challenge events

Monday, January 17th, 2022

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“It’s great to be able to play like everyone else!” 

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

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The wonderful folks at @SpecialEffect take a look at the various in-game accessibility settings, customisations and game assists that are available within Sackboy: A Big Adventure. 💙 https://twitter.com/SpecialEffect/status/1483875280787804164

Happy #FeelGoodFriday! Snakes and Ladders is one of the all time classic games that children grow up playing with their families and friends. It's so great that so many more people across the world will now have this experience thanks to #EyeGazeGames 💙

Exciting news, our stream with fantastic SpecialEffect ambassador, @DCockle, has been brought forward a day! 🐺

Join us on Twitch this coming Monday 24th at 5PM GMT to celebrate that there's only one month left until @GameBlast!

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