Virtual reality gaming for disabled children
Virtual reality gaming helps disabled children to escape the confines of their conditions.

British games development studio Future Games of London has donated £13,250 to the small charity Lifelites, which donates assistive technology to give life-limited and disabled children using children’s hospice services a chance to play, be creative, communicate and control something for themselves.

Lifelites helps life-limited and disabled children using hospice services to escape the confines of their conditions through the provision of assistive gaming equipment and specialist technology. This technology gives 10,000 children in the UK the opportunity to play, be creative, communicate and control something for themselves.

According to the charity, these children are in and out of hospital all their lives, undergoing regular treatments and procedures as a result of their life-threatening conditions. These children have had to shield throughout this year and have had their lives made more difficult by the anxiety and isolation caused by the pandemic.

Ian Harper, Managing Director of Future Games of London said his organisation is proud to be able to support Lifelites’ vital work.

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He said: “We have supported Lifelites for some time now and will continue to do so, and strongly encourage other gaming companies to do the same.”

According to the charity, virtual reality enables children in wheelchairs, for example, to walk along the beach or through snow under the Northern Lights. For the first time in their lives, they experience feeling of what it must be like to walk, run, or swim. During their stay in a hospice, adaptive controllers enable children, whatever their abilities, to control something themselves, and continue gaming online with their friends and family outside the hospice.

Lifelites chief executive, Simone Enefer-Doy, said: “With the very generous donation from Ubisoft’s Future Games of London, we can donate accessible gaming equipment for life-limited and disabled children using children’s hospice services, giving them the opportunity to play with their brothers and sisters, and control something themselves, often for the first time.

“It’s wonderful to see that Lifelites-donated adaptive gaming equipment can have a tremendous impact on the lives of these children. It really gives those with limited lives, unlimited possibilities. This is only possible thanks to our supporters, like Future Games of London.”

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