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.

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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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BubbleBusters

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

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StarGaze

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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EyeMine

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.

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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

News

Reuniting Brenda with an old gaming friend

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

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Six of the best from social media

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

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Hello! Is it us you’re looking for?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

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Happy weekend everyone! If you're thinking of checking out a new game this weekend, why not take a look at our most recent motor accessibility video on Guardians of the Galaxy (@GOTGTheGame)!

https://gameaccess.info/marvels-guardians-of-the-galaxy-motor-accessibility-video/

The SpecialEffect May 2022 Newsletter is out now! Check your inboxes, or read it here and subscribe for all the latest SpecialEffect news: https://mailchi.mp/specialeffect/may-update

We’ve had the honour of supporting Rob with eye-tracking and other assistive technology since his accident in 2013. He’s now a solicitor and a wheelchair rugby coach!

Here’s how it all started: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMOgC6coba8

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