UrAbility Presents At The United Nations

19 Feb 2020

IGNITE start-up, UrAbility won a Zero Project Award 2020 at the United Nations in Vienna. 

In February 2020, at the Zero Project Conference in the United Nations, Vienna, UrAbility was named one of the top 75 Innovative Practices that support people with disabilities in education worldwide. UrAbility was chosen from 450+ nominations across 80+ countries and was the only company from Ireland.  

Each year, the Zero Project finds and shares Innovative Practices and Policies that help improve the lives of people with disabilities all over the world. Chosen practices and policies have exposure to a global audience of disability organisations at the Zero Project Conference. This year's conference gathered 500 innovators and leaders worldwide, foremost those people behind the Innovative Policies and Practices which were celebrated during the conference and they presented their solutions to peers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, opinion leaders and other key influencers from all sectors of society.

James Northridge, founder of UrAbility and IGNITE entrepreneur quotes:

"We are trying to change how kids with learning difficulties experience education by upskilling their parents and educator. We are absolutley delighted to be a Zero Project awardee, thank you so much for selecting us, it means an awful lot to us in terms of an organisation, in terms of the research we have done, and growing what we are trying to do from here on in, thank you"

UrAbility is a company, offering training courses for educators and parents on how to use assistive technology (AT) to support their students and children with learning disabilities. In 2019, UrAbility launched its training programmes through an online tool that selects the most appropriate course for the user according to the type of AT most suitable for a particular child. By the end of 2019, more than 400 teachers and parents have subscribed to the online platform and some 900 hours of online training have been completed.





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