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Special Effect is a charity which aims to transform the lives of people with physical challenges through the use of innovative technology.

Their team of occupational therapists and gaming specialists create bespoke control setups to allow those with restricted mobility to game away!  Their R&D team also develops freely available resources and solutions to help level the playing field for gamers with physical challenges all over the world.

Get in touch with them to discuss any specific gaming needs you may have.

MERU is a charity that creates unique, assistive products for disabled children and young people.

They adapt battery operated toys so that they are accessible to children who use push button switches as a means of access.  MERU offer a switch toy adaptation service where families can send in up to five interactive toys at a time to be adapted for use with switches.

They also have a range of other devices to make equipment accessible for all.

Check out their website and get in touch.

SmartBox offer a range of software, devices and technologies which allow people to live a more independent life.

Everyone Can is a special needs technology and gaming centre, based in Sale, near Manchester.

They offer a gaming space for those with a disability.  They have a range of up to date equipment from retro arcade games to the latest virtual reality and driving simulators.  They offer a range of alternative control methods so everyone can join in.

Sessions are free to attend, and anyone can take part in the sessions.

They also offer advice and guidance to look at alternative controls for gaming.  Contact them for a chat and an assessment, and they will find practical solutions to improve a person’s level of independence.  Assessments can be done over the phone although they are better if done in person.  They also visit roadshows around the UK throughout the year, so contact them to find out more.