Helen Izard uses the Hearing Loop Listener
The Hearing Loop Listening App is an app and piece of hardware which allows people with mild to moderate hearing loss, who don’t wear a hearing aid, to make use of hearing loops in public places.
25 designers and entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for the Inclusive Technology prize, and are now in with the chance to win a £50,000 contract for a technology, product or service that enables disabled people in the UK better access to life’s opportunities.
Inclusive Technology Prize

What is the Inclusive Technology Prize?

Nesta is working with the Office for Disability Issues, Innovate UK, Business Innovation and Skills and Irwin Mitchell to champion the issue of assistive technology through the Inclusive Technology Prize, launched today.
Jennifer Clayton
Thursday, 16 October 2014
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supportspace creators and Inclusive Technology Prize finalists Andrew and Max
An online marketplace for health and care services aimed at disabled people and their carers. supportspace cuts out the need for brokerage services by providing a targeted search system that matches services and workers with the exact needs of the user.
Photo of user on laptop with PlanHub website open
An online platform to help disabled people access support more easily. PlanHub allows a user to host their emergency information as well as information from their different support services in a profile accessed through a digitally connected wearable.
How Do I? tester Jalila uses the app to help her make a cup of tea
An app which uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to deliver instructional videos to young people with learning difficulties, helping them to live more independently. The app offers step-by-step guidance on how to complete everyday tasks, such as making a cup of tea or using an ATM.