Assistive Technology Hackathon

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Kathmandu, May 28, 2018: Disaster Hack, a San Francisco based tech INGO, in partnership Tribhuvan University, Curtain College, and PAC Asia are organizing the first-ever Assistive Technology Design Competition, the AT-Hackathon, from June 1 – June 8. Prizes in excess of 1 lakh are being awarded to winners of the design competition.

The AT-Hackathon is open to the public and is bringing together engineers, experts, and people with disabilities to create innovative solutions to disability challenges. The event utilizes human centered design thinking to empathize with the challenges people face in order to invent assistive technology to help people overcome their disabilities.

AT, Assistive Technology is any device or system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities. AT helps increase a person’s quality of life by empowering them to live more independent, productive, healthy, and dignified lives with greater access to education, the labor force, and social life.

The AT-Hackathon 2018 is initiated in order to “attack” the challenges that prevent people with disabilities from accessing the technology they need. Create real world viable solutions to today’s disability challenges.

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