Two weeks before graduating I find myself here in the London School of Economics for the finals of the Inclusive Technology Prize finals – I’ve somehow got into the top 10 from over 200 designs. The prize seeks innovation in products, technologies and systems that enable disabled people, their families, friends and carers equal access to life’s opportunities.
So far today I have had the chance to discuss my design with Justin Tomlinson MP, Minister for Disabled People. I also had the honour of talking with David Constantine, founder of Motivation charity, whose journey I have admired since embarking on my project to design a walking aid kit for developing regions of the world.
We’ve had a busy day so far, but it doesn’t stop here. For the next eight months I’ll be prototyping and user testing my design as well as creating a business plan and presentation in preparation for the final judging panel in February 2016.