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Inclusive Play – Inclusion Experts In The World Of Play
Inclusive Play design, develop and manufacture innovative, quality play products offering choice and challenge whilst considering impairment; enabling children, no matter their ability, to play and learn together.
We are often asked what inclusion means? Our answer is it means everyone, regardless of background, age, gender, or ability, should have the same opportunities in life to explore and achieve. Although our main focus at Inclusive Play is around special needs and disabilities we aspire to create products that will excite everyone.
To support this ethos, we believe in the social model of disability. In other words, disability is a socially created problem and it is up to all of us to make the environmental changes necessary to allow for the full participation of people with disabilities in all areas of social life. With this in mind, we strive to create completely unique products that punctuate, not define a play space, embracing the true meaning of inclusion.
Our unique perspective allows us to work with you to fill the gaps in your inclusive product range and inclusive design knowledge, developing inclusive play areas for all to enjoy.
To do this, we look at playground favourites and the general play experiences enjoyed by many children. We also think about the barriers to play for children who may not normally have access to all equipment. We give those products a makeover – or we start from scratch – and come up with new ideas that all children will love and enjoy together.
As our focus is around children with special needs and disabilities we understand how crucial considerations such as ease of transfer, stimulation of the senses and development of manual dexterity are in the development of our products and play areas.
In addition, we developed PiPA, our complementary go-to-tool that assists planners, designers and architects in creating inclusive play areas. PiPA can also be used to audit existing play provision, allowing development of play areas to ensure better inclusion.
We passionately believe in every child’s right to play for fun, growth and development, but crucially that places of play are suitable for all. We hope you agree and look forward to hearing from you.
No two kids are the same. But they all love to play!
For further information please contact Joanne Talbot, Inclusive Play’s Business Manager.
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