Prime Minister David Cameron has inaugurated Britain's first video games centre for the disabled in his Oxfordshire constituency Witney.
The new gaming centre, which was launched by the PM along with games charity SpecialEffect, will focus on developing accessible video games for the disabled residing in the constituency and across the UK.
SpecialEffect is a charity organisation that is dedicated to helping young disabled people to continue to enjoy gaming even after a life-changing event. The charity also runs a loan library that offers the technology to make the PC gaming experience more easy for children with disabilities.
The Accessible Video Games Centre will allow disabled people to come and try out the technology that can be used to simplify gaming and consult with the experts on how to go about further improvements. The centre will also develop new games and equipment to enable the disabled to live a normal life.
The PM, who has been a staunch SpecialEffect supporter since it was launched in 2008, said that the new centre “will enhance the quality of life for some of the most severely disabled people across the UK," adding, "I will continue to support SpecialEffect as their local MP.”
“It’s also good to see SpecialEffect working so closely with the UK’s video games industry – it’s a great example of how even a small input from business can help support the fantastic work that SpecialEffect do,” the PM commented.