About SpecialEffect

We put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.

By using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye-control, 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 therapy, confidence and rehabilitation.

Everyone's abilities are different. So we visit people to find out what they want to play, and exactly what they need to play it. We'll then match, modify or create equipment to lend to them, and provide ongoing support so people can get the most out of it

Why choose gaming for SpecialEffect?

Can you imagine life without games?

Neither can we. But there are thousands of people who are desperate to share our passion for games, and their disabilities stop them playing any of the titles we’re fanatical about.

People like Ryan, whose muscular dystrophy slowly robbed him of the ability to enjoy the games he loves as his muscles became weaker and weaker. But with our help, he’s now back playing again with a custom gaming control setup that’s based on his abilities rather than his disabilities

Every day we’re contacted by more people like Ryan who are desperate to bring the magic and inclusivity of gaming back into their lives.

So step forward gamers! We urgently need your support to to transform the lives of as many gamers as we can in 2019.