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28 Nov 2019

“If it wasn’t for this charity, I wouldn’t be playing"

Many thanks to @Matt_Murphy for his insightful article in the Independent about the impact of our work.

As our CEO Dr Mick Donegan says in the article, “Gaming is probably one of the most inclusive uses you can possibly make of assistive technology,” and our great friends Paul Phillips and Laura Haddon, featured in the accompanying video, emphasise the point that many cases just being given the ability to play is life-changing, but for others the real sense of inclusion and independence comes from being able to level up and compete.

“If it wasn’t for this charity, I wouldn’t be playing,” says Paul, “[but] I like being competitive online, and showing that people with disabilities can play just as well. Now I can say I’m as happy as I was before my accident.”

Paul smiling and using his adapted gaming setup

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