Accessibility hackathon event to be hosted by Dublin Airport

Posted: 11 February 2020 | | 1 comment

Dublin Airport has partnered with Hack Access in a bid to improve the travel experience for passengers with reduced mobility.

Dublin Airport to host accessibility hackathon event

Credit: Dublin Airport - Dublin Airport Passenger Experience Manager and Hack Access Judge. Liz Kavanagh; Head of Rail and Air Propositions at Travelport and Project Mentor, Mark Lenahan; Hack Access CEO, Janice Valentine; Smart DCU Projects Facilitator and Hack Access Judge, Kieran Mahon; and founder of Adaptable Solutions and Project Mentor, Katie Bourke

Dublin Airport (DUB) has announced that it has partnered with Hack Access, a non-profit organisation, to host an accessibility hackathon event during 21-23 February 2020.

The aim of the hackathon is to look at ways of improving the customer experience for passengers who have accessibility challenges.

Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport’s Managing Director, said: “We work very closely with a wide range of groups to ensure passengers with varying disability challenges have a comfortable and smooth journey through the airport. This hackathon is a unique opportunity to challenge the airport’s environment and to present ideas and initiatives for Dublin Airport to consider that will bring further benefits for passengers with reduced mobility.” 

Hack Access’s purpose is to ensure no person is excluded from cities due to differences in ability; connecting public and private sector companies to local start-up communities. The company’s hackathons work to solve accessibility challenges that may currently exclude ability divergent people from experiencing a quality life.

Founder and Organiser of Hack Access Dublin, Janice Valentine, said: “You begin with a vision of where you want to go, but with no certainty as to how you get there. We believe that by working with partners committed to taking collaborative and innovative action to creating accessibility solutions, the route to your destination becomes clearer. Dublin Airport has already shown a real commitment to accessibility. We look forward to working together, charting a route that makes Dublin Airport, an international gateway to adventure for people of all abilities, more accessible and enjoyable for all users.”

One response to “Accessibility hackathon event to be hosted by Dublin Airport”

  1. Jessica Presperin Pedersen says:

    This is a great idea. I am hoping I can talk to someone about duplicating this in the USA. Thanks.

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