Accessible Smart Cities Hackathon Kicks Off

The National Academy of Information Technology for Persons with Disabilities (NAID) is organizing the Accessible Smart Cities Hackathon, on February 12-14, at its premises in Smart Village. The hackathon is organized in collaboration with the British Council, University College London (UCL), Microsoft and the Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub.

The hackathon targets using Assistive Technology (AT) to develop a smart product or a digital application in 54 hours. The aim is to help create accessible smart cities for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), to help them have a dignified, equal and safe life, and support their inclusion in the society.

Innovators and developers, participants of the hackathon, have the chance to win cash prizes, receive training on entrepreneurship and different management skills, and the opportunity to join Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Good Idea Challenge.

Source: Ministry of Communications and Information Technology