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SpecialEffect are an award-winning charity that enable people with physical disabilities to benefit from the fun and inclusion of video games and leisure technology. We support people of all ages through personalised assessments, equipment loans and equipment modifications.

www.specialeffect.org.uk Fundraise for us


Registered charity no. 1121004

Member since September 2020

About us

We’re a UK-based charity whose work includes helping people with severe physical disabilities to access and control videogames to the best of their abilities. We provide specialist assessments, advice and support to enable them to benefit from the fun, friendship and inclusion that can come from access to video games, leisure technology and communication.

Our specialist staff work on a one-to-one basis with people of all ages to match or modify technology like adapted games controllers or eye-controlled computers to best suit their needs.

Founded in 2007, we’re helping hundreds of people of on an individual basis across the UK every year. We’re also answering thousands of enquiries from around the world and having an increasing global influence through our collaboration with hardware and software developers. Our own freely-available accessibility utilities are bringing the magic of inclusion within reach of thousands more.

We don’t charge for anything we do. We simply aim to do whatever it takes to make access to games and leisure technology available to all.

Discover more at http://www.specialeffect.org.uk