Finalist category: Accessible Education Award
Accessible Education Award, Finalist, 2023
Cosmo is an inclusive technology that addresses multiple needs and opens the door to inclusive education. Our mission is to use technology to provide equal opportunities to teach and play for learners with Additional Needs and their typically-developing peers, creating better outcomes for all.
Cosmo consists of evidence-based Cosmo Games and Activities and interactive accessibility controllers called Cosmoids. It is a plug-and-play platform which combined with the unique accessibility switches enabled learners of all abilities to equally access and enjoy the whole curriculum.
Cosmo interactive controllers have been specially designed for learners with limited physical mobility to have adjustable touch-sensitivity. This means that learners can access the games regardless of their physical abilities.
Cosmo requires minimal setup and has varying difficulty levels with clear opportunities for progression which means that teachers can customise games and activities based on learners’ individual strengths, additional cognitive and physical needs and Individual Learning Targets. Cosmo was designed together with children and young people and is continuously developed with learners and educators to be suitable for different additional needs.