October 28 2015
The NDIS New World Conference this week was all about how technology could be used by people with disabilities to improve their lives.
We're thrilled and humbled to announce that AbilityMate has won both the Judges Award and People's Choice Award!
As part of that the NDIS put out a national call for startups developing innovative technology in the Disability space to pitch their concepts.
One of the highlights for us was meeting the other amazing finalists, Clickability run by Aviva and Jenna, and HireUp run by Jordan. Just hanging out with them and soaking up their good vibes was a prize in itself.
You can check out highlights of the competition in the video below. It was compiled by Social Traders who managed the competition on behalf of the NDIS:
We believe this is a strong sign of support by the NDIS, and the Disability Community represented there, to find innovative new ways of helping people with disabilities get the assistive devices they need.
A Massive shoutout to our awesome Makers, especially Kin Ly, Dmitry Pakhomenko and David Brown, who created the first three open source devices at our Make-a-Thons. You guys ROCK!