Public Voting has opened for the “Popular Choice” winner of the Connect Ability Challenge, a technology competition sponsored by AT&T and New York University’s ABILITY Lab. In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Connect Ability Tech Challenge looks to spur innovation of new technologies for people with disabilities. People can vote on the apps, wearable tech and other solutions that will help people with physical, social, emotional and cognitive disabilities. A total of sixty-three solutions from 15 countries and 16 states, including Florida, are open for public voting.
Among the submissions is Blindfold Pong, a game from a Miami-based developer in the Solutions for People with Sensory Disabilities category. The game uses rapid audio play where everything including how to play the game is spoken and the gestures within the game are natural movements. Watch this video to see and hear how the game works.
Public Voting is open from July 1-10. People can view all the submissions at http://connectability.challengepost.com/submissions. A panel of experts from the engineering, technology and disability community will also be judging the submissions and helping to identify the winning solutions.
Winners of the AT&T Connect Ability Challenge will be announced July 26, 2015 on the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act passing. Participants are competing for a total of $100,000 in prizes. Follow the latest news on Twitter using the hashtag #ConnectAbility.