World’s first accessible games suite launches in the UK
This news is a bit old, but it’s too wonderful not to share. SpecialEffect launched the first ever fully accessible games suite at Helen and Douglas House Children’s Hospice in Oxfordshire on 25th November 2010. The purpose built games suite – created and funded by Special Effect – has been built to allow all guests at the hospice the chance to enjoy playing video games during their stay; no matter how severe their physical disabilities.
The launch was a culmination of hard work by members of the charity, the staff at the hospice and support from the gaming industry as a whole. In attendance were Helen Oakley – who regularly stays at the Hospice – and her mother Sandra who came up with the idea for the project. Also in attendance were representatives from SpecialEffect and representatives from the gaming industry who support SpecialEffect’s work.
For more information on SpecialEffect and the accessible games suite at the Helen and Douglas House Children’s Hospice visit their website.