The Vodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Awards have been designed to promote the development of apps which can improve the lives of people with disabilities and older people to allow them to become more actively involved in society. With just five weeks of the competition remaining, the race is on for developers to submit their entry and be in with a chance of winning a share of the €200,000 prize fund.
The programme is supported and co-organised by AGE Platform Europe, the European network of around 160 organisations of and for people aged 50-plus, and the European Disability Forum (EDF), the NGO that represents the interests of 80 million Europeans with disabilities.
Entries from across Europe will go head to head to win a share of the total prize fund of the €200,000 that will be split equally between four winners. The competition is open until 15 October 2011. All entries should be submitted to http://developer.vodafone.com/smartaccess2011/.
All qualifying entries will be evaluated in November by a jury consisting of representatives from AGE Platform Europe, European Disability Forum and Vodafone Foundation. Twelve finalists will be selected and requested to present their application before the final jury in Brussels in early December at a live final, where the four overall winners will be chosen.