Open-Source Accessibility

Businesses ensure that their humanitarian-focused models are accessible

Implications - Open-source software and services that benefit the less fortunate are increasing in popularity. The ultimate benefit of open-source services is the variety of voices invited into conversations about quality of life. These platforms of accessibility satisfy the consumer desire for transparent business practices in a very literal sense.
SCORE: 5.7
This Quarter and Mild Top 5 Examples: 1,324 Total Clicks Feb 16 - Oct 16
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Open-Source Wheelchair Designs - The 'Safariseat' is Designed for People in Developing Countries
SCORE: 7.4
This Quarter and Warm 419 Clicks Pub: Oct 19, 16
Open-Source Wheelchair Designs
The 'Safariseat' is Designed for People in Developing Countries
Accessibility is an issue for disabled people around the world and the ‘Safariseat’ aims to help people who are unable to walk. People with physical disabilities are at a disadvantage... [More]
Open-Source Community Furniture Projects - 'Wikiblock' Creates Furniture Fixtures for Neighborhoods
SCORE: 6.8
This Quarter and Warm 424 Clicks Pub: Oct 25, 16
Open-Source Community Furniture Projects
'Wikiblock' Creates Furniture Fixtures for Neighborhoods
‘Wikiblock’ is a unique community building project offered by the nonprofit ‘Better Block Foundation.’ The organization decided to take advantage of the benefits of 3D-... [More]
Hearing Impairment Safety Devices - The SoundSense Alerts the Hearing Impaired in Emergencies
SCORE: 4.6
This Year and Mild 201 Clicks Pub: Jul 17, 16
Hearing Impairment Safety Devices
The SoundSense Alerts the Hearing Impaired in Emergencies
Furenexo’s SoundSense alerts the wearer of loud sounds that may signify something dangerous is approaching. The small device can be clipped onto the wearer’s clothing to detect loud... [More]
International Innovation Units - This New Venture Fund Helps Accelerate New Ideas Abroad
SCORE: 3.6
This Year and Mild 169 Clicks Pub: Feb 10, 16
International Innovation Units
This New Venture Fund Helps Accelerate New Ideas Abroad
UNICEF recently announced that it will be launching a new venture fund for civic technology. In many parts of the world, there is little funding available for accelerating the development of new... [More]
Open-Source Humanitarian Apps - This Software Helps Health Workers Around the World Do Their Job
SCORE: 4.5
This Quarter and Untested 111 Clicks Pub: Oct 26, 16
Open-Source Humanitarian Apps
This Software Helps Health Workers Around the World Do Their Job
The humanitarian app ‘Medic Mobile’ is able to provide important information to people working on the front lines of various health-related crises and issues around the world. The aid... [More]