As part of our advisory activities at Mind the Bridge, we are continuously looking for the most innovative startups around the world that pave the new technology trends and fit our client’s needs. In this article, you will find five global startups that are worth following in the Assistive Technology space.
Assistive Technology (AT), which is used to improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities, is playing a substantial role in creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Wide-ranging technology is used to support essential job functions, like communication, and enables employees with disabilities to actively participate and work independently.
Assistive technology types vary based on the needs of each person and the job requirements. It ranges anywhere from automatic speech to text captioning for the hearing impaired to brain-controlled devices that can replace traditional input devices like keyboards for workers with mobility impairments.
While tech companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Google are leading the way in assistive technology advancement by offering products and services with built-in customization features that allow people with disabilities to individualize their experiences, the following startups are helping to bridge the employment gap between people with and without disabilities.