A character dressed as a Wookiee from Star Wars
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Accessible Star Wars lets disabled feel the force

A Star Wars sci-fi convention has been set up for people with disabilities. Feel the Force Day was set up so that as many people as possible could access and experience Star Wars.

Co-founder JJ Lucia-Wright was inspired to help organise the event after spending the past 10 years teaching a friend who is deaf and blind about the films.

People attending were encouraged to stroke a Wookiee, sniff the scent of the Millennium Falcon and hug Princess Leia.

Warwick Davis who is currently filming the latest Star Wars instalment, made a surprise visit to the convention as Anna Todd reports.

  • 20 Oct 2014
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