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

One Special Game fan art winners revealed!

Monday, October 25th, 2021

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Ratchet & Clank motor accessibility

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

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Good luck to our varsity half marathon heroes!

Friday, October 15th, 2021

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In case you missed it, today we announced the winners of #OneSpecialGame 2021 🎉

The incredibly talented @Okkle won the grand prize of an OLED Nintendo Switch for his @FallGuysGame inspired design 🤩

Thank you to everyone that entered and congratulations to all our winners!

The results are in! Catch the amazing @OneSpecialGame1 poster comp winners and ALL the entries here: http://bit.ly/2Zkixjt ❤️

And, you can buy copies of the winning designs as A3 limited edition prints NOW, profits to our work http://bit.ly/3b5toQo

🎉 Overall #OneSpecialGame & Fall Guys Category Winner 🎉

Congratulations to Olly Klinkenberg @Okkle for winning the main prize for this incredible design inspired by @FallGuysGame. We're obsessed! 🤩

Buy the @SpecialEffect charity print: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FALL-GUYS-Limited-Edition-Print-for-games-charity-SpecialEffect-1-of-35/154662696743 #OneSpecialGame

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