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Covid-19: Neatebox founder's mission to ‘level the playing field' for disabled people

Posted On: 14 Jul 2020   |   Posted By: Tech City UK

Covid-19: Neatebox founder's mission to ‘level the playing field' for disabled people

Assistive technologies have a profound impact on the lives of disabled people. The evolution of mobile connectivity and smartphones mean that a wide range of innovative solutions can be accessed anywhere and at any time.
Today, the need for digital tech to help the UK's 13.9 million people with managing a disability is greater than ever. The Office for National Statistics recently revealed that two in three people who have died from Covid-19 are disabled, with almost a third of coronavirus deaths being among people who said their daily activities were “limited a lot” because of a health problem or disability.
Clearly there is potential for consumer and business applications designed to increase safety for - and inspire confidence in - disabled people. Gavin Neate, founder and CEO of Edinburgh-based Neatebox , knows this - because he launched one eight years ago.
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