The program selects 60 startups from around the world whose mission aligns with the United Nations SDGs, which then receive focused support from Google for their SDG-related results. As a result of the program, Dot Inc. currently holds official partnership status granted by Google.

Dot Inc.’s selection was based on improving the educational environment for the visually impaired through its touchscreen educational devices, which were also recognized as helping to reduce inequalities. Over the next few months, Dot Inc., along with the other selected startups and approximately 170 mentors, will participate in more than 220 sessions that include, among other things, several mentoring sessions.

Ah-Rum Choi, Director of Social Impact of Dot Inc., said, “Our mission is linked to three of the SDGs: quality education, reduction of inequalities and sustainable cities and communities. We are honored to be invited to participate in the Verizon program. program – a result of our efforts over the years: namely, obtaining B Corp certification and social enterprise certification and participating in the CTS program and KOICA’s social performance incentive program. “

Dot Inc.’s barrier-free kiosk has already received the Grand Prize at the Korea Universal Design Awards 2021 for its design and functions that can be used by people with and without disabilities. Dot Inc.’s kiosk, which adds assistive technology to a regular kiosk for the visually, hearing and / or mentally impaired, has been provided to museums, district offices, from Pusan metro and schools. In June 2022, the company will launch the Dot Pad, a braille touchscreen display device with 2,700 pins that provides visually impaired people with access to high-quality education (with its drawing, graphic illustration, coding and reading sheet music) as well as entertainment content, such as games and videos.

Dot Inc. was also selected as a finalist in the Disability Innovation category of Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator, an incubation program run by Verizon, the leading telecommunications service provider in the United States. This achievement places Dot Inc. in the top 0.01 percent in accessibility technology (out of over 3,000 applicants). If Dot Inc. is named the category winner, they will receive a cash prize of 60 million KRW, in which case the company plans to use the most stable 5G network in the United States to explore joint business efforts that can be continued based on its barrier-free kiosk.

Eric Ju Yoon Kim and Ki Kwang Sung, Founders of Dot Inc., said, “We are very grateful that our technologies are consistently recognized internationally. In 2022, we will work closely with global companies to make Korea’s assistive technology the gold standard. in their field around the world. “

For more detailed information about Dot Inc., visit https://www.dotincorp.com/.

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