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Accessible Australia

Who: Accessible Australia

When: Winter 2016

Where: Sydney

TripClusive helps people with a disability travel with confidence, autonomy and peace of mind. We do this primarily through a web-based platform where users can filter tourism venues and attractions, based on their type of disability. Using updated information, this saves people with a disability and their support people, time, money and energy. The platform additionally acts as a community and a portal for businesses to update their own information and as an accessible tourism resource.

Currently, after our first RHoK, we are working on a web and mobile prototype which will be based purely for people with a physical disability in NSW through RHoLLs and potentially another hack. Random Hacks of Kindness has been instrumental in getting TripClusive to where it's at today.

The RHoK team and the incredible group of volunteers who showed up were not only incredibly supportive of our idea but also were fantastic during the weekend and beyond helping us to turn our idea into a reality. 

i.pee.freely

Who: i.pee.freely

When: Summer 2015

Where: Melbourne

Website: http://changingplaces.org.au/

Code (WP-Plugin): https://github.com/RHoKAustralia/i.pee.freely-wpplugin

Code (API): https://github.com/RHoKAustralia/i-pee-freely-api

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This project aimed to change the current Changing Places website so that people with disabilities (and their families/carers) could provide feedback on the existing Changing Places toilets and provide data around where they would want to see more fully accessible toilets built in the future. This would then provide the Changing Places campaign with the information we need to ensure the current facilities were being used, but also the data to lobby councils, shopping centres, and other facilities to build more Changing Places, knowing that there is a demand for them and they would be used.

At the hackathon it was discovered that while the existing website had some limitations, it remained the best way to collect this information, so additional mapping and data collection tools were commenced and prototyped. These provided a smooth interface to find out more information about the facilities than is currently provided, provide feedback on those facilities, and list a recommended location for new facilities where they didn’t exist. Through having a person with a disability there, the team’s UX experts were also able to identify some improvements that could be made regarding the overall usability of the Changing Places website, and a new design was created.

Apps 4 Autism

Who: Apps 4 Autism

When: June 2015

Where: Melbourne

Code: https://github.com/RHoKAustralia/melb-apps-for-autism

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The aim of Apps for Autism is to develop a set of smartphone apps to help children with High Functioning Autism to cope with the world around them and prepare for their post-secondary life. Apps are to assist the child develop their communication skills, overcome learning difficulties and improve their socialization. The apps will also utilize APIs to allow a central "dashboard", where parents, teachers and therapists invalid in the child's care can monitor how the child's skills are developing, and can also chat with each other to share notes on progress and issues.

With the help of the RHoK community, Apps 4 Autism developed a prototype app designed to help children with high functioning autism navigate everyday situations such as going to the movies or driving. They worked in tandem with a group of therapists who specialize in working with children on the Autism Spectrum.