Israel-based Project Ray was chosen Best For-Profit Organization at the inaugural European Silver Economy Awards silvereconomyawards.eu/ sponsored by SEED and the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme in Brussels, Belgium.
Project Ray’s app and adhesive tags turn any smartphone into a fully accessible, tactile device for people with vision impairment. The system enables tactile use of the phone, messaging, social networks, WhatsApp, calendar, navigation, voice recording, note taking, emergency services, banknote recognition and more.
Project Ray also was named Most Promising Israeli Start-Up at the Start-Up Nation Forum held by the Israeli Embassy as part of the 2018 VivaTech exhibition in Paris.
In mid-June, Project Ray CEO Boaz Zilberman and General Manager of US Operations Patrick Olsen were at the 2018 M-Enabling Summit in Washington, DC, where they introduced the RAY-K2 smartphone, an Android-based device with dual mode access to Ray and Android interface systems with a complete set of accessibility features including an eye-free user interface.
The company’s RayClick (an adhesive tool that can be easily added to any device and allow it to be controlled with an easy-to-use, tactile based, solution) is a finalist in the upcoming NFC Innovation Day Awards in London.