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Komodo OpenLab develops inclusive technologies that facilitate the daily lives of people with disabilities.

Komodo OpenLab enhances the accessibility of mainstream technologies by leveraging the wisdom of users and their communities through the use of open-source technologies and open standards.

Komodo’s first product, Tecla, is a set of open software and hardware tools that facilitate access to mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, for those who are unable to manipulate them due to disease or disability. Tecla users can control their devices by using highly customized interfaces which they are already familiar with, such as their wheelchair driving controls or adapted switches.

Unlike other assistive products and services, Tecla enables access to off-the-shelf products, including iPhone, iPad and Android devices, promoting more sustainable development of inclusive, rather than segregated products and services for the population that carries mobility impairments.