Australia’s first disability-focused tech accelerator launched | Media Access Australia

Australia’s first disability-focused impact accelerator, Remarkable, held its official launch event on 31 March at the University of Sydney. The Remarkable Accelerator program aims to work with inclusive start-up companies by using technology in innovative ways to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Remarkable, a division of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and powered by the Telstra Foundation and Department of Family and Community Services, began its first accelerator on 6 April with initial participants receiving a $20,000 grant towards masterclass training, access to an extensive mentor network and user testing support. Over the course of 16 weeks, participants are working towards creating and releasing their innovative technology solutions for people living with a disability.

Regarding the rapid advancement of technology and its importance for people with disabilities, Remarkable has stated:“Now is the perfect time to see innovation in the disability sector – the advent of NDIS, access to cheaper technologies and a burgeoning impact investment scene.

Source: Australia’s first disability-focused tech accelerator launched | Media Access Australia

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