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Digital inclusion contest winners announced

The winners were Spiral Scratch, Matopy and The Smart Hub by Therapy Box

Three companies have been awarded £48,000 each from the Digital Inclusion Innovation Contest, which will help them develop prototype systems.

IC tomorrow, a Technology Strategy Board innovation programme, in collaboration with the Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB), the National Licensing Agency (NLA), University of York and Scope, supported the competition.

The winners were Spiral Scratch, Matopy and The Smart Hub by Therapy Box.

Spiral Scratch was the winner in the sensory assistance category, for using smartphones to assist older people and people with sensory disabilities.

Matopy won the inclusive media category for creating a new digital reader and search tool for newspapers and magazines.

And the accessible internet of things section of the competition was won by The Smart Hub by Therapy Box for enhancing physical home functions for disabled people.

Matt Sansam, programme manager at IC tomorrow, said: "These companies have the opportunity to drive growth and create jobs in what is an exciting area that has the added benefit of helping and enabling others."

Each company will have the opportunity to use the IC tomorrow digital test bed for their systems.


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