The ONCE Foundation set up Discapnet awards in 2011, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Discapnet, a reference portal for the Spanish speakers on disability issues.

Following the success of participation, expectation and public and institutional impact of the four editions developed, the ONCE Foundation has decided to organize in 2018 the "5th edition of the Discapnet Awards for Accessible Technologies". The award is focused on recognizing how the development of accessible technologies improves the quality of life of people with disabilities, in order to reward those who make it possible: professionals and organizations that have decided to work continuously to achieve this goal.

The award categories in this 5th Edition are:

  • Category A. Award for the service or product based on technology to improve the quality of life of the persons with disabilities. It will be an indispensable requirement to be eligible for the award that these products and services are available on the market.
  • Category B. Award for the person, company and organization with outstanding trajectory in improving accessibility of technology.
  • Category C. Award for entrepreneurial project with social impact on improving the quality of life of the persons with disabilities through the technology.

The award in categories A and B will consist of 5000 euros for each of the categories The amount of the award in category C will be 20000 euros, which must be entirely allocated by the winner to the development of the award-winning project.

Furthermore, each person or company award-winner will receive an original work, authored by a prestigious artist with disability, designated by the ONCE Foundation.

Entities and persons awarded in previous editions