Published by: Bill (R&D, SpecialEffect) on 10th Mar 2011 | View all blogs by Bill (R&D, SpecialEffect)
David Cameron MP and Patron Matt Hampson opening the centre (Photo: John Cairns)
Today The SpecialEffect Centre was officially opened by the charity's patron Matt Hampson and local MP David Cameron in Charlbury, Oxfordshire.
The centre includes the SpecialEffect GamesLab where games and hardware are tested for 'accessibility' and modified or adapted when neccessary using hardware mods or by working with the games' developers. The centre also houses the SpecialEffect GamesRoom where people can arrange to come and try out access equipment and games in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Director Mick Donegan, Patron Matt Hampson and MP David Cameron (Photo: John Cairns)
Local MP for Witney and Prime Minister David Cameron stated, "The work of SpecialEffect brings together three things that I am passionate about: helping those with disabilities, the innovative use of technology and corporate social responsibility. I began supporting SpecialEffect when I attended their launch in 2008 and I’ve been continually impressed with their commitment to helping disabled people. This new centre will enhance the quality of life for some of the most severely disabled people across the UK and I will continue to support SpecialEffect as their local MP."
Volunteer Shaz Hossain and David Cameron MP (Photo: John Cairns)
If you would like to visit The SpecialEffect Centre please email firstname.lastname@example.org