This Accessibility Tech Startup Is Making Public Spaces More Inclusive For The Visually Impaired

Accessibility Tech refers to technologies that allow disabled or disabled people to live life equally with other people. In recent years, we’ve witnessed a growing number of startups offer effective solutions and products that aid and improve the lives of disabled people.

One startup focused on aiding visually impaired people can be found in RightHear The company provides a variety of talking signs to interpret and interpret the world around them in real-time. They accomplish this by using an easy-to-use iOS and an Android application that connects to more than 2000 locations in the world.

The RightHear solution can work indoors and outdoors and is not dependent on GPS or internet access. It’s a great solution for any sector, industry, or venue size, from a Safari Park or campus at a university to a hotel or a local restaurant, and everything between. It’s simple for companies to set up and program and is even more user-friendly.

The solution consists of three parts:

  1. First, Bluetooth-enabled sensors are strategically placed throughout the venue. They allow for precise location identification to help users navigate the space. They also help identify important places of interest, such as bathrooms and the exits. They can also give out details such as emergency evacuation protocols menus, inscriptions, or menus on a wall.
  2. The second reason is that an online portal allows a company or the organization to design their signage and gain valuable insights from customers. Businesses can set up RightHear notifications and make changes in real-time. They can also analyze the anonymized data to improve the user experience.
  3. 3. according to the information in this article, a no-cost application is available on Android or iOS. It’s accessible in 26 languages, including Mandarin, Arabic, English, and Spanish.

Partnerships with Big Brands

RightHear has joined forces with major international brands such as Mcdonald’s, Pizza Hut, Microsoft, and Costa Coffee to improve accessibility compliance and encourage inclusion. Here’s a film of the application in motion. The startup continues to gain momentum within the media industry and has received an abundance of press coverage recently from top media outlets such as Newsbreak and The Times Of Israel.

Leadership

RightHear is led by Co-Founder & CEO Idan Meir. Before joining RightHear, Idan founded Hubanana – one of Israel’s most renowned tech hubs, catering to entrepreneurs and startups. Idan’s story is tied to the work of RightHear because when Idan was 18years old, He joined the Army.

He went through long orientation courses. He was last to finish his assignments because he was constantly lost and confused. In the following years, when doing another project requiring scouting malls, he was constantly lost. This was when he and co-founder Gil Elgrably realized they could assist millions of people in need of assistance with navigating and orienting themselves in public areas.

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