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Very few of us can be top-flight footballers or racing drivers. In the real world, that is.

Still, millions of gamers play an active role in online tournaments each day. Recent years have seen the Esports industry increase efforts to integrate those with disabilities.

Adaptive technologies such as modified controllers and eye-tracking systems have made this possible. Since disabilities are mostly unique, such technology is tailored to gamers’ individual needs.

But those using adaptive controllers play the game differently to their able-bodied counterparts. Which is why a growing number of them would like to level the playing-field.

Fortunately someone at the BEA (British Esports Association) is listening; gaming tournaments for the disabled community may soon become a reality.

Fair play!

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