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AT&T Connect Ability Challenge: Public Voting Ends This Friday

The Connect Ability Challenge looks to spur innovation of new technologies for people with disabilities. You can vote on the apps, wearable tech and other solutions that will help people with physical, social, emotional and cognitive disabilities. We also invite you to engage your members and other interested persons and encourage them to vote.

Public Voting closes on July 10. You can view all the submissions online.

Developers designed solutions for people living sensory, mobility, social/emotional or communicative and cognitive disabilities. During the competition, they had the opportunity to interact with four “Exemplars”, people living with the types of disabilities around which they were creating technology solutions for.

Solutions submitted include a variety of communicative and cognitive, sensory, social and emotional, mobility, and policy and societal technology. Among the 63 submissions, over two thirds are app solutions for iOS, Android, and mobile web. The hardware devices are also mostly hardware and app solutions. Over half of the submissions received are newly created tech solutions, coming from 15 countries across the world, two thirds of which are from developers based in 16 states across the United States.