6th Edition

This edition debuts a new category. Its purpose is to recognize the efforts of media outlets in disseminating information about ICT-based initiatives, projects, products and services developed to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.

The Discapnet Awards for Accessible Technologies are convened by the ONCE Foundation as a part of Discapnet website (only in Spanish).

Rules

Are you thinking of submitting a nomination to the Discapnet Awards for Accessible Technologies? In this section you will be able to review the award rules. In case of questions, please contact the technical secretariat.

Submissions from all countries are welcome and application forms can be presented in Spanish or English.

Categories and awards

  • AWARD CATEGORIES
    • CategoryA
      Description Recognizes the best-ICT based product or service designed to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities
      Prize 5.000€
    • CategoryB
      Description Recognizes an individual, company, entity, or organization with an outstanding work trajectory within the field of accessible technologies
      Prize 5.000€
    • CategoryC
      Description Recognizes the best business venture project with a social impact and a focus on improving the quality of life of people with disabilities through technology
      Prize 15.000€
    • CategoryD
      Description Recognizes media outlets with an outstanding work in disseminating information on accessible ICT-related initiatives, projects, products and services
      Prize 5.000€

In addition, winners will receive an original art piece authored by a prestigious artist with disability chosen by the ONCE Foundation.

Evaluation Criteria

In order to select a winner for each of the categories, the jury shall follow the general evaluation criteria stated below:

  • CATEGORY A - Product or service
    • Accessibility in technologies and solutions used.
    • The innovative nature and global quality of results obtained.
    • Application to multiple environments, target groups and geographical areas.
  • CATEGORY B - Person, entity or organization
    • Scope, continuity and coherence of actions carried out.
    • The innovative nature and global quality of results obtained.
    • Contribution to technical and methodological development of technology accessibility.
  • CATEGORY D - Media
    • Number of contents published about ICT based initiatives, projects, products and services.
    • Innovative nature and global quality of disseminated content.
    • The nominated media outlet’s contribution to the social inclusion of people with disabilities through the development of best practices.

Jury Composition

The jury will comprise experts from ONCE Social Group, CERMI and the Government of Spain, as well as renowned professionals with a an outstanding national and international trajectory in the field of technology, communication and social responsibility.

Contact

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