Written by Madonna Dennis

Taking place at the Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Discovery Conference, the Competition is being hosted in partnership with the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (MRIS) and the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario.

From a shortlist of 25 companies, five will be selected to pitch their innovative products or service to both the accessibility community and a panel of judges.

“The Accessibility Innovation Showcase has become one of the most popular features of the OCE Discovery Conference each year,” said Dr. Tom Corr, OCE’s President and CEO. “While improving the lives of people with disabilities, technologies that start as assistive devices can also find wider applications, such as speech-to-text, making Discovery an exciting space for the convergence of innovative technology and the broader demands of the marketplace.”

The showcase also provides companies an opportunity to preview products to potential investors, and is also a chance for the audience to experience and learn about accessibility technology first-hand.

Applications are being accepted until March 24.

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