Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Explain your idea in details:
Over 217 Million suffer with a visual impairment worldwide, those individuals' right to access information and learn is severely neglected, able-bodied educational tools and systems have been advancing throughout the history to ease the experience and insure a better quality education for "everyone", yet the visually impaired's educational system is still based on large heavy expensive braille books that were first introduced in 1821. Glove-y aims to develop the existent system form an isolated system into an interactive one that enables these individuals to use able-bodied learning resources. Glove-y proposes an instant translation system for normal texts in hard copies and digital copies, the user just slides their finger on the text or opens a digital copy on their phone or laptop and Glove-y would display the text in braille allowing them to read anything anytime anywhere.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Glove-y targets the visually impaired who can read in braille form all ages and educational degrees We aim to give the visually impaired a near equal access to information as able-bodied, and to end the struggle of searching for braille copies and having to carry those huge copies around.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Glove-y is a social startup, it offers conveniency, affordability, comfort-ability, and it fulfills a crucial continuous need and right of reading and learning. It's planned for Glove-y to be sold online in an official website and on online shopping platforms (like Amazon) with a worldwide shipping service to insure that everyone can access the device. There will be a 24/7 troubleshooting service due to how critical the role of Glove-y will be in these individuals lives. NGOs are planned to be a partner of Glove-y, because they have access to visually impaired members, and because lots of them would support individuals with the device.
My name is Rama Salahat, I'm a nineteen years old Palestinian female, I'm majoring in Computer Science Apprenticeship Program -AI sector-, I'm really interested in astronomy and philosophy, but human rights and equality are my highest concern in my life right now, I genuinely believe in the potential of humans, that anyone with the right mentality and proper support can make wonders, so I'm always trying my best to do whatever I can to give everyone equal opportunities in life, I've volunteered so many times to educate children and especially females, and I've done a workshop to teach parents with visually impaired children how to help their children educate themselves using technology and specially phones.