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Unboxd Event: Assistive Technology

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unboxd - the wellbeing enterprise lab

137-141 Bridge Road

#2

Glebe, NSW 2037

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EXPLORING HOW WE WE KEEP THE USER, THE PERSON WITH DISABILITY, AT THE HEART OF OUR WORK

About this Event

Unboxd,

New Horizons' accelerator for wellbeing and social impact startups, is excited to host an evening of discussion and networking focused on assistive technology.

You

will hear from the reknowned Melanie Tran - a disruptor, innovator, activist and entrepreneur. Driven by a deep sense of empathy, Melanie has an orientation towards finding creative solutions, and is on a mission to prove that disability does not define a person. Through her role as a UX Designer at Hireup and Laureate International Universities, Melanie fights, every day, for a society which is flexible enough to adapt.

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meet the three exciting unboxd startups that are all working on technology to make a big difference to people that need it the most:

Peepsride,

a digital platform to book and manage accessible transport, whose mission is to reduce social isolation by getting people to places better

Conpago,

a digital platform for aged care homes and in home care, whose mission is to reduce anxiety and social isolation of ageing people by giving them agency over their social network

Parallel Parks,

a virtual reality service bringing the best of Australia’s outdoor and nature VR content to people with disability that otherwise couldn’t get there.

We

ask all of them the important and urgent question "How do you keep the user, the person with disability, at the heart of your work?"

Come

have a drink and nibble and meet like minded people working in disability, technology and social innovation

Event Details

Join us from 5:30pm-8pm

137-141 Bridge Road, Glebe, 2037 (entry via Talfourd Street)

To learn more about Unboxd, visit http://unboxd.org.au

To learn more about New Horizons, visit newhorizons.org.au

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unboxd - the wellbeing enterprise lab

137-141 Bridge Road

#2

Glebe, NSW 2037

Australia

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