Rugby star to launch SpecialEffect

Phil Elliott of writes:

"A new charity will launch next week with the aim of offering specially adapted videogames and gaze-controlled computers to young people with disabilities.

SpecialEffect, set up by Dr Mick Lonegan - an expert in the field of technology for disabled people - will loan out equipment to try to help those unable to enjoy the same sorts of social and entertainment pursuits that others take for granted.

The charity will be unveiled by Matt Hampson, the former Leicester Tigers and England rugby player, who was paralysed while training with the England under-21 team and for a time after the accident was only able to move his eyes."

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