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64 Examples of Accessible Technology

From Cross-Country WiFi Services to Solar-Powered Stoves

— January 28, 2015 — Tech
In today's digital word, accessible technology is more important than ever and plays an important part when it comes to inequality around the world. Whether it's a socially conscious campaign, offering free wifi or finding cheaper ways to construct consumer goods, accessible technology has many applications.

Entrepreneurs, brands and municipal governments are finding ways to ensure more people have access to inexpensive Internet as evidenced by free Internet redistributors, giant fries hotpots and smart city-enabling technology. From public hotspots to access-expanding endeavors in rural areas, ensuring greater access to the Internet is clearly a priority worldwide.

Moving beyond crafts, tech is also becoming increasingly DIY, like DIY phone chargers. Companies are also making affordable versions of products like fitness trackers and 3D printers. Moving beyond potentially costly solar panels, others are using kinetic energy to charge devices.
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Railway WiFi Services
Railway WiFi Services
New Delhi Railway Station is Rolling Out Free WiFi Access
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Socially Conscious Web Accessibility
Socially Conscious Web Accessibility
The EU's CLOUD4ALL Gives Internet Access to Disabled Persons
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Cross-Country Wi-Fi Services
Cross-Country Wi-Fi Services
FreedomPop Offers Unlimited Wi-Fi Across the US for $5 Monthly
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Open Broadband Platforms
Open Broadband Platforms
This Satellite Company Factors the Internet of Things into Its Expansion
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Floating Globetrotting Wifi
Floating Globetrotting Wifi
Google X Project Provides Internet Access Using Balloons
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Tech-Friendly Rock Installations
Tech-Friendly Rock Installations
'Stein mit Vollausstattung' Charges Laptops and Gives Free WiFi
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Mobile Internet Sharing Services
Mobile Internet Sharing Services
The Karma 4G Hotspot Encourages You to Loan Your Connection
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Affordable Lightweight Smartphones
Affordable Lightweight Smartphones
The Super-Slim HTC Desire 510 Boasts LTE Connectivity
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Cheap Educational Robots
Cheap Educational Robots
The Jade Robot is Designed for Grade School Science Education
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Smartphone-Powering Skateboards
Smartphone-Powering Skateboards
The Chargeboard Features a Power Box that Can Charge Your Phone
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Affordably Functional Tablets
Affordably Functional Tablets
The Asus MeMO Pad ME172V Boasts Functionality and Affordability
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Free Internet Radio Services
Free Internet Radio Services
Rdio's Radio Streaming is Reaching 24 New Countries Thanks to Digicel
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Accessible Satellite Smartphones
Accessible Satellite Smartphones
Yaliny Will Let Smartphones Get Satellite Communication Abilities
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Budget-Friendly Internet Phones
Budget-Friendly Internet Phones
The $29 Nokia 2015 Was Introduced At CES 2015
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Roaming-Free SIM Cards
Roaming-Free SIM Cards
The Sim4Globe Product by Aspenta Will Be Available on Display at CES 2015
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Free Internet Apps (UPDATE)
Free Internet Apps (UPDATE)
Facebook's Internet.org is Improving African Internet Access in Kenya
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Pocket-Size 3D-Printers
Pocket-Size 3D-Printers
LumiPocket is a Small 3d Printer That is Powerful and Affordable
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Free Data Devices
Free Data Devices
Outernet's Solar Powered Lantern Internet Stick Connects to the Web Even Offline
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Pavement-Powered WiFi
Pavement-Powered WiFi
iPavement Blocks Provide Citywide Bluetooth and Internet Access
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World-Uniting Internet Objectives
World-Uniting Internet Objectives
Internet.org and Facebook Want to Make the Internet Worldwide
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Accessible Internet Apps
Accessible Internet Apps
The Facebook Internet.org App Brings Free Web Services to South Africans
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Kindness-Rewarding Routers
Kindness-Rewarding Routers
The 'Karma' Wi-Fi System Rewards You for Sharing Internet Connections
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On-the-Go Wi-Fi Devices
On-the-Go Wi-Fi Devices
A Portable Internet Router Keeps Five Gadgets Connected When Off the Grid
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Accessible 3D Printing Software
Accessible 3D Printing Software
The Leopoly App Expands to Expands to Schools and Businesses
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Inexpensive Streaming Sticks
Inexpensive Streaming Sticks
The Mozilla MatchStick is a Budget-Friendly Chromecast Alernative
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Budget-Friendly 3D Printers
Budget-Friendly 3D Printers
The Buccaneer is the Most Budget-Friendly 3D Printer
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Free Internet Redistributors
Free Internet Redistributors
This WiFi Hotspot Setup Startup Gives the Public Access At No Cost
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Global Internet Initiatives
Global Internet Initiatives
Google's Project Loon Wants to Bring the Internet Everywhere
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Inclusive Internet Initiatives
Inclusive Internet Initiatives
Facebook is Launching a Free WiFi Program for Students in NC
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Accessible Communication Devices
Accessible Communication Devices
The 'Talk' Communication Device Helps the Disabled Communicate
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DIY Robotics Kits
DIY Robotics Kits
This Soft Robotics Toolkit Lets You Build Soft Robots
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Smart City-Enabling Technology
Smart City-Enabling Technology
The Veniam Wifi Vehicle Network Connects Methods of Transportation
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Low-Tech Tablet Holders
Low-Tech Tablet Holders
The Smarter Stand Props Up the iPad Using Two Clips
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Simplistic Virtual Reality Headsets
Simplistic Virtual Reality Headsets
The Google Cardboard is for Everyone with Smartphones
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Sustainable Smartphone-Charging
Sustainable Smartphone-Charging
This St. Louis Public Charging Station Uses Renewable Energy
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Affordable Fitness Trackers
Affordable Fitness Trackers
Misfit Flash is an Activity and Sleep Monitor that Retails for $50
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Elementary Assembly Cellphones
Elementary Assembly Cellphones
The Extru Low Cost Phone is Pure Function with No Frills
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3D Printed Part Replacements
3D Printed Part Replacements
These Electric Skateboard Parts Can Be Replaced Cheaply By Skaters
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Mobile Eye Examinations
Mobile Eye Examinations
Peek Vision Attempts to Combat Needless Blindness
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3D Printing Labs
3D Printing Labs
Israel's Fab Lab Makes 3D Printing Accessible to the Public
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3D Printing Shops
3D Printing Shops
Copenhagen's 3D Printhuset Makes 3D Printing Accessible to All
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Inexpensive 3D Printers
Inexpensive 3D Printers
Deltaprintr is an Affordable 3D Printer That's Faster at Printing
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DIY Smartphone Chargers
DIY Smartphone Chargers
Casey Neistat’s iPhone 5 Dock is Handmade
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Budget-Friendly Smartphones
Budget-Friendly Smartphones
The Nokia Lumia 350 is the Cheapest Windows Phone Ever Made
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Low-Cost Lighting Solutions
Low-Cost Lighting Solutions
Solar-Powered Lantern Brings a Cheap Source to the Underprivileged
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Inexpensive Luxury Tablets
Inexpensive Luxury Tablets
The Hisense Sero 7 Pro is an Affordable High-Speed Tablet
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Tabletop 3D Printers
Tabletop 3D Printers
This Tiny 3D Printer is Fast and Hardly Takes Up Any Space
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Affordable Fitness Trackers
Affordable Fitness Trackers
Movo Wave is a Stylish and Accessibly-Priced Personal Fitness Tracker
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WiFi-Providing Trees
WiFi-Providing Trees
The Sologic eTree Offers WiFi and Phone Charging
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Kerosene-Replacing Lamps
Kerosene-Replacing Lamps
Nuru Uses LED Lights to Create Jobs and Promote Safety in Rural Rwanda
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Egg Carton Amplifiers
Egg Carton Amplifiers
Sustainable Speakers Fill Low-Tech Shells with Hi-Tech Features
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Affordable Photography Drones
Affordable Photography Drones
The Parrot Bebop is Competitively Priced for All to Enjoy
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Energy-Generating Jungle Gyms
Energy-Generating Jungle Gyms
Empower Playgrounds Harnesses the Boundless Energy of Children
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DIY Wearable Tech Kits
DIY Wearable Tech Kits
The WaRPboard Platform by Freescale is Being Demoed at CES 2014
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Solar-Powered Stoves
Solar-Powered Stoves
The ACE 1 Stove Uses Solar and Biomass Energy
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Affordable 3D Printing Technology
Affordable 3D Printing Technology
This Successful Indiegogo Campaign is for an At Home 3D Printer
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Portable Wind Turbines
Portable Wind Turbines
The AirEnergy3D Can Fold Into a Backpack
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Wifi-Providing Umbrella Installations
Wifi-Providing Umbrella Installations
O2’s Free Wifi Spot Provides Tons of Internet Coverage
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Low-Tech Minimalist Tablets
Low-Tech Minimalist Tablets
The NoteSlate is the Cheaper iPad Alternative
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Disposable Data Stashers
Disposable Data Stashers
GIGS-2-GO Flash Drives Employ Convenient "Tear and Share" Technology
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Affordable 3D Printers
Affordable 3D Printers
The RoBo 3D R1 was Released at CES 2014
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DIY Phone Chargers
DIY Phone Chargers
This Solar-Powered DIY Phone Charger is Affordable and Easy to Make
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Low-Tech Lumber Gramophones
Low-Tech Lumber Gramophones
Hexaphone iPhone Amp Makes Use of the Raw Natural Accoustics of Wood
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DIY Tiltshift Camera Lens
DIY Tiltshift Camera Lens
This DIY Camera Lens Lets Users Take Soft Focus Shots in a Snap
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