It’s been a busy week in the world of disability innovation! Over in LA the Consumer Electronics Show took place, showcasing some incredible disability technologies. These included a smart glove to help stroke recovery, a smartphone operated exoskeleton and two awards for accessible innovations; The WHILL electric wheelchair specialising in off-road activity, and the SmartCane which alerts family members in case of a fall.
We’ve also had World Braille Day and the innovative Maltesers braille bus stop advert with audio description. And the City of Chester won an awarded for its work on making tourists attractions accessible.
We were also inspired by some amazing news stories, especially that of deaf amateur sailor Gavin Reid, who won Yachtsman of the Year award after taking part in a mid-ocean rescue.
In other news Berlin, Singapore & Barcelona have been chosen as the best cities for accessible travel by disabled people...time to start thinking about that 2017 holiday!
The GDI Hub has annonced it is recruiting a Digital Apprentice and our search for a Chair and Board Members continues. We've also been progressing our Acccessible Routes from Crowdsourced Cloud Services (ARCCS) project, with a successful research trip and some fantastic collaborations in Delhi.
That's about it for this week - to keep up to date with our latest news and activities follow @GDIhub on twitter.