A passion to help people living with a disability access adventure experiences and plan travel has seen Clair Crowley, founder of The Good Scout Travel Company, pick up the Golden eNVIe at this year’s annual awards.
A notable trend in the Australian EduTech space right now is an acute awareness around the need to proactively support particular niche groups.
Care Support Network (myCSN) is an online marketplace connecting elderly and users with disabilities to cares, while offering a peer connecting network.
Seeva is an online marketplace allowing carers and users with disabilities to find, connect and book disability service providers.
Sydney startup Home Care Heroes has created a platform connecting everyday people with those in their communities who need domestic assistance and companionship.
MyDisabilityMatters looks to tackle the problems facing people with disabilities on mainstream social media platforms by providing an exclusive space.
Better Caring, a peer-to-peer marketplace for aged care and disability support services has today announced a raise of $3 million from Ellerston Ventures.
Auckland-based social enterprise startup Thought-Wired is building a thought-controlled communication solution for people who have severe disabilities and cannot move or talk. The healthtech system is applied to people who are essentially paralysed either because of the condition they were born with like cerebral palsy or something they acquired later in life like a spinal cord injury.
Swibo is a Wellington-based startup that provides physiotherapists with a balance training app to gamify the recovery and rehabilitation process of their patients. Swibo gamifies physiotherapy by transforming a user’s smartphone into a balance board.
Sydney startup Hireup has created a platform to help people with a disability find, hire and manage their very own support workers. The purpose of the startup is to help people with a disability make important and personal connections with the people who care for them day in and day out.
Over the past 30 years, we have witnessed as technology has permeated nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Advances in technology have affected everything – from how we work with one another, how we shop right through to how we connect with our loved ones.
This week will see the launch of Remarkable, Australia’s first disability-focused impact accelerator, which aims to find new ways of using technology to transform people’s lives.
Sydney startup AbilityMate harnesses 3D printing technology to make personalised devices for people with a disability. These devices are open source and disrupt the assistive technology space by removing supply chains
Jessica May, founder and CEO of Enabled Employment, has been named the winner of Optus’ first Your Shark Tank competition. The price includes $10,000 in prize money, products and services from Optus, and mentoring sessions with Optus’ venture capital team and Boost Juice founder Janine Allis.
In response to current state of Australia’s disability support sector, Fighting Chance has created an innovative and inclusive model with approaches this problem holistically, providing people with significant disabilities with employment opportunities and helping them develop the skills and self-confidence necessary to transition into the mainstream workforce. The brains behind the grassroots organisation is brother-sister team Jordan and Laura O’Reilly.