Disability organisation COCEMFE and app incubation platform Smart City Hack has joined forces to find and nurture the best apps able to give true accessibility to all. Running under the title ‘Apps For All’ the project, which coincides with the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will bring together developers eager to create applications with accessibility and inclusion truly at their heart.
The challenge set is that through great design the developer’s apps must improve ICT accessibility; move towards the concept of universal accessibility; help people with disabilities (as well as the elderly) to have free and unconditioned life decision-making possibilities while also helping eliminate stigma.
The project will start with an ‘Ideathon’ on June 18th in Barcelona, a meeting for developers, coders, designers, creatives and citizens who want to help improve accessibility via mobile/ web apps. The work themes that are proposed are urban transport, culture and tourism, health and wellness and collaborative city.
Registration to attend the event is open, free and can be done here.
From the 18th starts an incubation phase where an online meeting point and platform for developers will be provided by Smart City Hack. Here they’ll have access to mentors, workshops, webinars with any material that comes out of these sessions used to keep improving the project as a whole.