2016 Finalists

High School Moveable: An initiative that would require high school students in Ontario to commit 10 hours of the already mandated 40 hours of community service to working with facilities and organizations that support people with disabilities.
Submitted by Devante Estick, Christman Hsu, and Arvin Santos, University of Toronto

I Saw The Sign: An app that utilizes Google Glass to read American Sign Language (ASL) and project a real-time translation on the glass display for a user who does not understand ASL.
Submitted by Faith Lauzon-Collins, University of Windsor

Pursue Your Potential: A program prepared for the Royal Bank of Canada that aims to connect the corporation with members of the disability community to identify career paths in the corporation, in order to make RBC a leader in workforce diversity.
Submitted by Katie Baird, Cara Lord, Madi Dedora, Kyle Taylor, Luigi Mion, Greg Posavad, and Devon Colquitt, Carleton University

Lift: A height-adjustable, movable table with integrated storage that provides home cooks a comfortable and flexible work surface in the kitchen.
Submitted by Micah Rakoff Bellman, Carleton University

Aphasia Friendly Business Campaign: A campaign that educates businesses and their employees on Aphasia, giving them the ability to better serve customers affected by it and other disabilities.
Submitted by Laura Pineault, University of Windsor

Google Speech: An app that resolves presentation anxiety for university students by allowing them to practice public speeches in any auditorium via virtual reality.
Submitted by Adam Badzynski, Eitan Markus,and Kristen Thomson, OCAD U

Accessible Closet: A device that adjusts closets vertically and horizontally with the use of a remote to optimize storage space and make vertical storage more accessible to wheelchair users.
Submitted by Melody Chen, Carleton University

UNav: An app designed to help users navigate between two locations by providing accessibility information about the journey, including everything from the type of door handles to the amenities nearby.
Submitted by Anuja Chokshi, Astor Wong, Eric Wong, and Motaz Al-Ashhab, University of Waterloo

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