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Yoocan, TOM, Access Israel Host Showcase
May 09 , 2018
Yoocan, TOM, Access Israel Host Showcase & Competition for Assistive Technologies Startups TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: On April 29, 2018 at the Access Israel innovation conference in Tel Aviv, seven companies (Freewill, User Accessibility, Right-Hear, Equal Web, Project Ray, Make Sense & Step Hear) competed for the “best presentation.” The winner was Right-Hear, an accessibility solution for people who are blind or visually impaired that enables them to acquire a better orientation in indoor spaces.
This competition was a beta test for the global competition yoocan, TOM & Access Israel plan to launch in the coming year for early stage assistive technology start-ups. Moshe Gaon, founder and CEO of yoocan who led the panel, said “it’s time for a global competition celebrating assistive innovation from around the world. The idea is to allow early stage startups to gain awareness and access to investors and potential partners through participation in a competition similar to any other space in the hi-tech industry. We at yoocan see our global collaborative community as the leading platform to share knowledge, information and innovation. This new initiative for a global competition will be a natural development in our vision to make yoocan a leading driver and accelerator of assistive techniques growth and promote innovation. We invite global corporations and organizations to join us in this initiative.”
Yoocan is the #1 global collaborative community for experiences and knowledge by and for people with disabilities, so no one feels alone.
TOM is a global movement of communities connecting Makers and people with disabilities developing open-source solutions for neglected challenges.
Access Israel is the first non-profit organization in Israel whose main mission is to promote accessibility and inclusion to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and the elderly.
Mélange is an organization that organize workshops, conferences and tradeshows in the Caribbean in the area of accessibility. EqualWeb is proud to co-operate and present at Mélange accessibility for all Magazine. Mélange is an organization that set up workshops, conferences and tradeshows in the Caribbean in the area of accessibility. Our shared goal is to raise awareness to the importance of inclusion people with disabilities in the Physical space and especially now also in the Digital space by using Equalweb’s Unique technology to turn any website fully usable to people with disabilities with a simple line of code.
About 45 million people have some limitation on internet access —and the problem is not in the lack of broadband. They are people with some disability, especially visual or auditory, who need some help to surf the internet. But although Brazilian legislation requires websites to be inclusive, 99% of sites in Brazil have some barrier that makes navigation difficult, according to a study by the Web for All movement.