ONCE Foundation extends by one month the deadline for submitting works to Discapnet Awards for Accessible Technologies

A category recognizing the most prominent media outlet in disseminating accessible technology related projects, products and services has been added for the first time.

As in previous edition, award winning projects in each category will receive a cash prize.

New deadline is March 15

Award rules can be viewed on:

http://premios.discapnet.es

Madrid, February 15, 2021. – The ONCE Foundation has extended by one month the deadline for submitting works to the 6th edition of Discapnet Awards for Accessible Technologies. These awards recognize the best initiatives and actions in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities, as well as institutions and organizations that have carried out continuous work in the field of accessible technology.

Those interested in submitting their works can do so until March 15th by filling in the form corresponding to the category of their choosing available on the awards’ website: https://premios.discapnet.es.

This 6th edition debuts a new category that aims to recognize the most prominent media outlet in disseminating information about projects, products and services dealing with technology accessibility.

The awards are divided into four categories. Category A prize will be awarded to the best available technology-related product or service designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

 

Category B prize will be awarded to the person, company, institution or organization with an outstanding trajectory in working to improve accessibility to technology.

Category C recognizes the best business venture project with a social impact that aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities through ICTs.

Lastly, the new category D will be awarded to the most prominent media outlet in disseminating information about accessible technology-related initiatives, projects, products and services.

As in the previous edition, winners of each category will receive a cash prize. Categories A, B and C winners will receive € 5.000. Category C winner will receive € 15.000, which must be fully allocated to the development of the winning business venture.

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

Rules for the 6th edition of Discapnet Awards can be reviewed in this link  http://premios.discapnet.es.