Friday, March 25, 2011

Gamers, Meet SpecialEffect - Feel Good Fridays

I am not a gamer. Never have been. I do remember my brother playing Super Mario Brothers a gazillion times a day on Nintendo circa 1986.

I digress. For people who are into video games and might need assistance with physical access, meet SpecialEffect; a charity located in the UK.

From their website - "SpecialEffect is a charity dedicated to helping ALL young people with disabilities to enjoy computer games. For these children, the majority of computer games are simply too quick or too difficult to play, and we can help them and their parents to find out which games they CAN play, and how to adapt those games that they can't."

SpecialEffect just launched UK’s first fully accessible Video Games Visitor Centre. The center would allows individuals the opportunity to try out a range of cutting edge games and leisure software and hardware, with the advice and support of specialist professionals.

They also have host a website called Gamebase. The purpose of this site is to provide information on games, have a forum for questions and a place to share ideas.

Below is a video of some of the things SpecialEffect is doing.

Are you a gamer? Work with someone who is? What gaming resources are out there that you can share? Let us know.

Enjoy, and Game On!

SpecialEffect from William Donegan on Vimeo.

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