“Inclusive is the most well-known and respected special needs technology company in the UK”
says Professor Jane Seale of the Open University
I am delighted to learn that Inclusive Technology has been awarded the 2016 Queen’s Award. Inclusive is the most well-known special needs technology company in the UK- on top of this it is one of the most respected. Inclusive Technology has managed to achieve this in a number of important ways.
Firstly, they have populated their company with talented staff, many of whom have a background in teaching or in software design. Whatever their background, all of them have a passion and a commitment to doing the best they can for learners with special educational needs and disabilities. This commitment is recognised by the special needs community and associated markets as sincere and gives Inclusive Technology a credibility which is well earnt and priceless.
Secondly, Inclusive Technology uses its position in the community to advocate for the rights of children with special needs and disabilities to have access to the technologies they need to live the lives they want to live and to support the teachers and therapists who work with them. Through this advocacy and support Inclusive Technology has developed and maintained a wide number of partnerships with key stakeholders in the field that transcends commercial interests and places the learner or the child with special needs at the heart of its mission.
Finally, Inclusive Technology has managed to successfully negotiate the very difficult path of remaining commercially viable in what is considered a niche market. They have done this by making brave decisions and developing sustainable relationships with their customers and stakeholders. In my current research I have interviewed a number of these stakeholders and have been struck by how, despite the fact, that some of the stakeholders have not always agreed with the decisions that Inclusive Technology have made, they have retained an admiration and respect for what they have achieved and most importantly what they have contributed to the very important field of special needs technology.
Professor Jane Seale, Open University.