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With the 2015 ACCAN Conference fast approaching, we can now reveal the shortlist for the second Apps For All Challenge!

The Challenge acknowledges those Australian developed apps which are most accessible for all consumers, including consumers living with a disability or older Australians. An accessible app is designed with the largest number of people in mind. Accessibility is not only crucial for the almost 1 in 5 Australians living with some form of disability, but it also means developers can target millions more customers who were previously locked out of the app market. Man holding a tablet with App icons floating out.

This year’s Challenge is sponsored by Telstra. The lucky winners will receive a cash prize from Telstra as well as promotion through Telstra’s social media channels.

We’ll be announcing the winners at a ceremony on 1 September at our National Conference, Dollars and Bytes – Communications affordability now and tomorrow. You can register here to attend.

Good luck to all of the shortlisted apps and developers!

Apps For All Challenge shortlist:

Most accessible mainstream app

RentRight

RentRight is a free smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android users. It has information and tools to help landlords in Victoria manage their properties, and renters manage their tenancies.

Grow (ANZ)

The FREE Grow by ANZ app brings your finances together in one place, designed to make it easier for ANZ customers to manage and grow their money.

Most innovative app designed for people with disability or older Australians

NRS App

The NRS app gives National Relay Service users mobile access to a range of NRS services.

OpenAccess Alerts

OpenAccess Alerts is a useful mobile app for people who are Deaf or hearing impaired, providing up-to-date and easy-to-read information about what’s going on around them.

OpenAccess Chat

OpenAccess chat offers an affordable, mobile and flexible face to face communication channel for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals to interact with anyone.

Most accessible children’s app

Big Baby

Big Baby is a fun, age appropriate way for boys and girls aged 3-6 (as well as younger and older kids) to love and care for a baby of their own.

“Stay Still, Squeaky!

“Stay Still Squeaky!” is an interactive, accessible, audio eBook.

Thread

Thread, gives parents discreet contact with their children when they are not in a supervised environment while also teaching children about personal safety.

Most accessible game app

Bouncy Bits

A game app which will test your skill, patience and determination to unlock a whole world of characters from the bouncy world. Rainbow sheep, chip stealing seagulls, and piranhas with a taste for toes.

Rapitap

Short, fast-paced game testing response time with multi levels of difficulty.

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