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.
Deadline is February 15, 2021
Award rules can be consulted at:
(Madrid, December 09, 2020). – The ONCE Foundation has launched the 6th edition of Discapnet Awards for Accessible Technologies that recognize the best initiatives and actions in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities. The awards also recognize institutions and organizations that have carried out continuous work in the field of accessible technology.
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.
Those interested in submitting nominations can do so until February 15, 2021 by filling out the form corresponding to the category selected. Forms are available in this link http://premios.discapnet.es.
Rules for the 6th edition of Discapnet Awards can be reviewed in this link http://premios.discapnet.es