Kakou is a social enterprise looking to identify and remove barriers that exclude the disabled from accessing mainstream music and creative arts participation.
They design and manufacture innovative products, offering mainstream features that are inclusive and accessible to all, without the need for special adaptation.
Kakou wanted to design a range of inclusive audio products for the creative arts industry e.g. for use with disabilities such as impaired vision or hearing.
They had experience of working within large company research and development departments where the focus had been on manufacturing quickly and cheaply but Kakou wanted to focus on sustainability; to identify new environmentally friendly materials; and to use environmentally friendly manufacturing processes.
This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020 in England.