Is your organization interested in getting involved with the Connect Ability Challenge?
Thanks for your interest in the Connect Ability Challenge. Connect Ability is a three-month AT&T global software competition for developers and makers to leverage everyday technologies to create mobile and assistive technology solutions for people with disabilities.
The challenge aims to accelerate innovation of smartphone-based assistive technologies, and reward developers for engaging people with disabilities to imagine, create, and test new solutions.
Here are a few ways your organization can get involved:
Become a Promotional Partner
We want to spread the word far and wide about this global competition and to do this we need your help!
Would you be willing to promote the competition to your network? In exchange, we’d promote you to our network of makers and software developers as well, via:
- your logo featured on the Connect Ability homepage
- mentions in ChallengePost blog posts / email updates to participants
- social mentions from our @ChallengePost Twitter account
If you’d like to become a promotional partner for Connect Ability, fill out the form below. We’ll arm you with sample blog post or email copy, tweets, and anything else you might need to promote.
Host a Developer Day Event
We’ve been attending developer events across the nation to promote Connect Ability. Do you have an upcoming event or meetup for makers or developers where one of our representatives could present? Or perhaps you’d like to host one, but need help with the planning. We want to talk to you!
If you’d like to host a developer day event to promote Connect Ability in your network or organization, please fill out the form below.
Participate in Collaboration Sessions
Connect Ability’s four NYU volunteers are among several tech-savvy people with disabilities who will host one-on-one virtual and in-person meetings with developers to provide feedback on technological works-in-progress on track to be submitted before the June 24th deadline. These “collaboration sessions” will take place during the first week of June.
Do you know people with disabilities who might be interested in volunteering?
AT&T and the Connect Ability team will help individuals interested in volunteering use their Skype or phone to meet a developer and provide feedback during a pre-schedule session. In most cases, developer will demo or describe their ideas or prototype during the collaboration session. Collaboration sessions will run ~20 minutes and will be facilitated by a Connect Ability competition organizer. AT&T will provide volunteers with orientation prior to the meetings.
Group or team events:
Organizations home to three or more people with disabilities interested in volunteering to give feedback can contact AT&T about hosting a “collaboration workshop” that consists of a presentation by AT&T on assistive and mobile technologies, and confidential one-on-one breakout sessions with people with disabilities who’ve volunteered to give live feedback. Like the individual sessions, feedback will be provide over Skype or phone. AT&T will structure, facilitate, and produce group events.
To learn more about participating in or hosting a collaboration session, please fill out the form below.