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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Game access

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


Our One Special Day invitation to the games industry

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

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July blazes with fantastic fundraising

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

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Thank you to our 10k heroes!

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

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Join the official SpecialEffect Discord to stay up to date with all our latest news and events, and chat with our fantastic community of fundraisers and supporters! https://discord.com/invite/69dQEmkxX2

Want to look into making your own gaming setup more accessible, but not sure where to start? Head over to our http://gameaccess.info site for in-depth insights on accessible gaming tech!

An extra special congratulations goes out to @SpecialEffect and the amazing work they do making gaming accessible for everyone! We look forward to participating in One Special Day on October 7th! https://twitter.com/SpecialEffect/status/1555134520688627712

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