5 days. Global hackathon. Your impactful solution to accessibility-related challenges.

hACCESS presents a 5-day, global, all-online hackathon to foster innovative solutions for accessibility-related challenges faced around the world. 

Imagine if we couldn't access certain spaces, images, videos, or books. There would most likely be an uproar. Despite this, accessibility is often put on the back burner &, in certain cases, ignored until it serves as good PR for a company or public figure.

We face a responsibility to give back to our communities. So, we call all innovators and anyone who has the desire to help those in need: get in teams of up to 5, and we will provide with resources you may need to find & implement real-world tech solutions to solve accessibility challenges. Visit our website for additional details!

Our sponsors/partners/collaborators include:

Figma, Wolfram Language, Balsamiq, Twilio, Fair Opportunity Project, SashiDo, Swayable.

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Prizes

$260 in prizes

Most Innovative Hack

$100 to the winning team, and $50 donation to a charity of your team’s choice

Best Designed Hack

$50 to the winning team, and $25 donation to a charity of your team’s choice

Best Fit Hack

$25 to the winning team, and $10 donation to a charity of your team’s choice

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Anyone can participate! hACCESS does not have any restrictions in regards to age, university affiliation, and we serve participants from all around the globe.

Requirements

Fit: Does the project follow the theme (accessibility)?

Innovation: Does the product introduce a new approach or perspective, technical, analytical, or visual?

Feasibility: Does the product function as intended? Is it robust and easy to interact with?

Design: Is the product aesthetically pleasing? Does the design of the product elevate its message?

Judges

Uyen Vicky Vo

Uyen Vicky Vo
9x award-winning UI/UX Designer

Nikita Starchenko

Nikita Starchenko
More than 6 years worth of experience in professional development & is engaged in the software design, development of the backend, frontend and databases, and has experience in working on products that are launched in the US market.

Sheri Byrne-Haber
Head of Accessibility & CX Ambassador at VMware

Latifah Alabbad
Founder of hACCESS (will judge any ties)

Judging Criteria

  • Fit
    Does the project follow the theme (accessibility)?
  • Innovation
    Does the product introduce a new approach or perspective, technical, analytical, or visual?
  • Feasibility
    Does the product function as intended? Is it robust and easy to interact with?
  • Design
    Is the product aesthetically pleasing? Does the design of the product elevate its message?

themes

  • Social Good
  • Communication
  • Productivity