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Our City Love

Taiwan Startup hires people with disabilities to collect and share information about accessible restaurants via mobile and cloud technology

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Our City Love is a startup in Taiwan that hires people with disabilities to collect and share information about accessible restaurants via mobile and cloud technology.

They have two apps:

'The Friendly Restaurant Survey App used by disabled employees to collect and share information on restaurants and the kind of access they provide'

'The Friendly Restaurant Taipei App which features the data collected via the first app for the general public'

'Via the apps a valuable service is provided to people with special needs and their families and friends, but the social startup takes it a step further.'

'OurCityLove Social Enterprise hires and trains disabled people to collect information about restaurants and share their personal dining experience.'

'The Friendly Restaurant Survey App is specifically designed for people with low vision and manual dexterity difficulties to be able to use the app when they interview restaurant owners. By employing people with special needs to gather the information about accessible restaurants, the startup increases the employment prospects of people living with visual, hearing and other impairments. This has a real impact on the lives of people who traditionally have been left out of economic participation.'

Source: ABAC's Women Forum

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Photo of Fadila Lagadien

Kate, since this project was implemented in other countries as well, how can we work with you to 'import' it to South Africa and make it local? I looks like it so so much further advanced than what I want to start now.

Photo of Kate Rushton

Hi Fadila,

Thank you for getting in contact. I was posting One City Love as an example of a fall prevention startup. I would recommend you contact the owners of the startup. This is their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/OurCityLove/

Photo of Fadila Lagadien

Sorry for the confusion Kate. I have connected with them but I thought somehow you were involved with them. Thanks....

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