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

Accessibility Tech refers to technology that allows disabled or disabled people to live a life similar to other people. In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in startups that offer effective solutions and products which aid in the lives of many with disabilities.

One startup focused on aiding visually impaired people can be found in RightHear The company provides a variety of talking signs so that visually impaired people can interpret and comprehend what is happening around them in real-time. They accomplish this by using the free iOS and an Android application that connects to more than 22,000 locations around the world.

The RightHear solution can work indoors and outdoors and not depend on GPS or internet connectivity. It’s compatible with any sector, industry, or venue size, from the size of a Safari Park to a campus of a university, a hotel or a local eatery, and everything else in between. It’s simple for businesses to set up, simple to program, and more user-friendly.

The solution consists of three parts:

  1. First, Bluetooth-enabled sensors are strategically placed throughout the facility. They permit precise identification of the location to help users navigate the facility. They can also assist in identifying key areas of interest like bathrooms and the exits. They also can read out details such as evacuation procedures for emergencies, menus, inscriptions, or menus on a wall.
  2. The second reason is that an internet-based portal allows the company to control its signage and gather valuable information about customers. Businesses can set up RightHear notifications and make changes in real-time. Additionally, they can analyze information anonymously to improve the user experience.
  3. As we mentioned in our article earlier, the third reason is that this no-cost application is available for both Android and iOS. It’s accessible in 26 languages, including Mandarin, Arabic, English, and Spanish.

Partnerships with Big Brands

RightHear has formed partnerships with top international brands such as Mcdonald’s, Pizza Hut, Microsoft, and Costa Coffee to improve accessibility compliance and promote inclusion. This is footage of the application in action. The startup continues to gain momentum within the media industry and has received an abundance of press mentions lately in top magazines such as Newsbreak and The Times Of Israel.

Leadership

RightHear is led by Co-Founder & CEO Idan Meir. Before founding RightHear, Idan founded Hubanana, one of Israel’s most renowned technology hubs that cater to entrepreneurs and startups. Idan’s tale is tied to the work of RightHear because when Idan was just 18 years old, he was drafted into the Army.

When he was undergoing a lot of orientation classes, He was the last person to finish the assignments because he was constantly lost and confused. As time went on, while doing another project that required scouting shopping malls, he was always lost too. This was when he and co-founder Gil Elgrably realized they could assist hundreds of people who require assistance with navigating and orienting themselves in public areas.

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