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Delivering tech access to the most disabled

Just because you have limited mobility or hand function doesn't mean you should be barred from modern technology. In fact this modern technology should be serving these people the most.
40M
People Impacted
$ 2T
Potential Funding
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Nature and Context

Whether through quadriplegia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, brain injury or stroke, millions of Americans have a hard time using modern devices based off of touchscreen tech. Most of these devices could be voice controlled, but this need often goes unmet.

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Ideas Description

Tecla is a set of open hardware and software tools that lets people with severe mobility impairments control and navigate any app or website via phone or tablet, using their existing adaptive devices: such as wheelchair-driving controls or adapted switches. The tool, which was developed by Toronto not-for-profit start-up Komodo Open Lab, is the only switch interface that works with both iOS and Android.

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https://www.socialtech.org.uk/projects/tecla-shield-dos/
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