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Team KNUST places 3rd in Maiden Edition of DI-HACK 2021

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Team TECHONYX championed by a group of Students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology came third place in the first edition of Inclusive Tech Group’s Disability Inclusive Hackathon (DI-HACK). TEAM ADVOTECH was crowned the winner of the Maiden Edition of DI-HACK 2021′, with TEAM ORACLE coming in second.

The competition, which took place from the 1st to the 3rd of December 2021 at the Accra Digital, witnessed the showcase of disability-driven solutions from seven tech groups.

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In an interview with [Hypercitigh.com], the KNUST Team stated that the goal of their project was to help solve some of the challenges that deaf people face by developing a web application, SHII App, to help deaf people have effective in-person communication with people who are not deaf without having to use sign language or rely on an interpreter.

Team TECHONYX, which included Ms. Rosemary Agboso of KNUST, Mr. Reuben and Mr. Petra Adjei of KNUST, and Kwesi Amoanoo of Takoradi Technical University, were awarded a cash prize of 2,000ghs and a plaque, as well as a certificate of participation.

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Dr. Ralitsa Diana Debrah, a Lecturer at KNUST’s Department of Communication Design and a Technology and Innovation specialist for ITG, will provide mentorship and training support to the team in order for the team’s web application to assist deaf people to be launched.

A one-minute video of everything that happened at DI-HACK 2021’s Maiden Edition can be found here.

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About the DI-HACK 2021 Competition

The first-ever disability technology competition in Ghana, named DI-HACK 2021, was hosted in Accra from the 1st to the 3rd of December 2021 at the Accra Digital Centre. The inaugural three-day event focused on how to increase the capacity of people with disabilities and integrate them into the digital world.

The Competition had sponsorship from Prestigious institutions such as Google (Platinum sponsor), Societe Generale Ghana (Platinum sponsor), PwC Ghana (Gold sponsor) and the National Communications Authority (Gold sponsor) partnered by Accra Digital Centre, GHOne TV, edFam company limited, UMaT Business Hub, Cheaperlines Coldstore, Chicken, Pizza Inn and TEK TV, KNUST.

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