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The inclusion of children with disabilities in regular education classrooms has led to advances in merging therapuetic and educational activities. It is important for therapy to be integrated into educational activities so that children with disabilities are not "taken out" of class for physical, occupational, or speech therapy. Our product promotes both educational and therapuetic activities in one device.
Children with disabilities who want to use educational or recreational software are limited to the computer access device available to them. Alternatively, the software designed for children with disabilities has also been limited to the computer access device. Historically, the computer access devices for children with disabilities have been very simple. For example, children who cannot manipulate a mouse may use a switch; a one-touch large button with a one click input. Therefore, the experience for the user with a disability is not very compelling or interactive.
Cosmo's Learning Systems, our product, provides a hardware and software solution to this problem. The computer interface device has four analog buttons, a microphone, and the ability to plug 4 switches into the front of the device. The software is controlled by the interface device, Mission Control, and is interactive, educational, and fun. The computer interface device can also be used with off the shelf software and can be "mapped" to any keyboard or mouse function.