The 1st Innovate for Disability Hackathon

The 1st Innovate for Disability Hackathon will bring together innovators from around the country to solve challenges faced by persons with disability in low-resource settings. The innovations are intended to be assistive technologies that create a better sustainable lifestyle for Persons with Disabilities through boosting the access and optimal usage of resources without being limited by disability. This year’s Hackathon to be held at Nkumba University will focus on ICT innovations to boost access and optimal use of available resources in through Innovation.

This hackathon is meant to have several innovators creating disruptive technological solutions for disabled persons. Due to the existing digital divide among persons with Disabilities in Uganda, UCC in collaboration with 8tech and NUDIPU is implementing a project for enhancing knowledge management, ICT Adaption, Digital skills and access to E-services for people with disabilities in Uganda. This hackathon is therefore meant to register ICT innovations in a bid to close the digital divide. Innovators are called upon to participate in this exciting 5-day  event, where teams will work to generate and transform ideas into prototypes that have the potential to transform lives of Persons with Disabilities across Uganda and the world at large.

Goal: To generate ICT Innovations that can ease the access , Usage, and awareness of ICTs among persons with disabilities.

Eligibility: Participants should be students and recent graduates. Participation can be individual or in teams not exceeding three members. A member can only belong to one team only. 

Duration: This hackathon is set to take a period of 5 days starting f 3rd to 7th October at Nkumba University.  The innovators will present their prototypes to a team of judges who will decide from a given criteria on the Friday of that week.

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Email *
1. Are you an individual or a group? *
1(b). If you an individual Enter your Name
Enter Full Name
1(c). If your a group, Enter the group members and show the group leader.
Eg. 1. John Doe (Leader)
       2. Romina

2. Email
Enter group leaders email incase your are a group
3. Phone number
Enter group leader's contact if you are a group.
4. Gender *
5. Are you a student ? *
6. (a). Do  you identify as a person with disabilities? or Is any of your group members a person with disabilities? *
6(b). If yes, please state the category of disability
7. University/Institution
(The entity (company/ university/ makerspace) you are currently affiliated with. Please enter N/A if this does not apply to you.)
8. Where do you currently live or work? City, Country
e.g. Kampala, Uganda
9. What is your educational Background?
what best describes your education
10. Have you participated in a hackathon before? *
11. What are your primary goals or attending this Hackathon? *
12. Thematic Area of Interest. This Hackathon focuses on the following key thematic areas. What is your Area of Interest for Participation in this Hackathon *
12. Are you able to attend the entire 5 days of the Hackathon from 3rd October to 7th October 2022 (09:00 - 17:00) *
13. What strength will you bring to your team during the Hackathon (600 characters or less) *
14. Is your participation in this Hackathon as a team or an individual? *
15. If you answered Team participation above, please register your team members here. If you are not yet sure of your team members please skip this question. Skipping the question has no effect on your application 
16. How did you find out about this event? *
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