Follow us : Twitch Youtube Twitter Instagram Facebook

SpecialEffect News

SpecialEffect News

08 Oct 2018

John, the Burton Albion Fan (as he's known here)

Sorry if you’re not into football, but we had a rare type of visitor on Friday to our games room. It was John - great bloke, great gamer - and a Burton Albion fan! Credit to therapist Joe for not letting that fact slip to Tom and Mark in the next room who support Burton’s rival teams and would have had NO hesitation in disrupting the assessment.

John had got in touch as he was hoping to get back into gaming. His cerebral palsy was making gaming on his PS4 difficult, although he’s got good control of his left hand index finger, and with the controller positioned correctly he could move the left analogue stick. He tried FIFA19’s two button mode, and could move the player around really well. He finds bringing his right hand down to access the buttons on the controller difficult, and so we positioned two button switches where he could press with his arm in its natural resting position.

“He got on brilliantly with one button and two sticks for FIFA,” said Joe. “We’re hoping to help him again with accessing some more complex games like Assassins Creed.”

Tom and Mark will be waiting.

John with his adapted controller setup

Related posts

Will games again!
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Will games again!

We’ll always do our best to enable disabled gamers to squeeze the most out of their abilities, a ..
“Her face absolutely lit up!”
Monday, January 28, 2019

“Her face absolutely lit up!”

25 year-old Kelly really wanted to play the remastered versions of Crash Bandicoot and the Spyro ..
Annette's RPG boost
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Annette's RPG boost

Annette’s a big fan of RPG games like as Dragon Age Inquisition, but she’s finding using and cli ..
More gaming options for Jamie
Friday, January 18, 2019

More gaming options for Jamie

Jamie had a spinal injury a few years ago and was very much into his Xbox 360 before that, playi ..
Play day for Tiernman!
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Play day for Tiernman!

It’s finally play day for Tiernman! He’s never played any games apart from a few on the Wii that ..
Ahmed takes on Black Ops 4
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Ahmed takes on Black Ops 4

Is it possible to play Black Ops 4 with a chin joystick, two foot switches and four finger butto ..

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Learn about the latest SpecialEffect news, upcoming events and and how you can get involved. We send our email newsletters once every two months and you can unsubscribe at any time. We won't share your details with anyone.

Copyright © SpecialEffect All Rights Reserved. Reg. Charity No: 1121004
Web Design and Digital Marketing by Urban Element