Hacking Accessibility

A collaborative effort to engage the tech community in human-centered design practices for individuals with needs related to their impacted abilities.

MOIT presents the Abilities Hackathon, a collaborative effort to enable the Baltimore community to solve and address problems that those with disabilities face. 

Participate in one of four tracks

  • Transportation/Mobility
  • Wearables
  • Leisure/Entertainment
  • Aging Technology

March 10th: 5:30pm - Midnight

  • Kickoff and Presentations
  • Team Formation
  • Dinner
  • Hacking all day

March 11th: 9am - Midnight

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Hacking all day

March 12th: 9am - 4pm

  • Breakfast until 10pm
  • 1pm - Projects Due
  • 1:20-2pm - Lunch
  • 2-3:30pm Project Presentations - Judging
  • 3:45pm - Winner Announcement + Closing 
ELIGIBILITY
  1. Each participant may compete individually or as part of one team, but not both, and not on multiple teams/projects.
  2. Volunteers are eligible for prizes as long as they are not working with the judges. This includes defining judging rules, criteria, selection, and concierge services.
REQUIREMENTS
  1. Projects are only eligible to submit their projects to win in one of the following categories:
  • Aging
  • Transportation/Mobility
  • Wearables
  • Leisure/Entertainment
  • Please list all team members that contributed to your project on your presentation in the “Team Members” slide, even if they did not officially sign up for the hackathon. Judges must be aware of all team members that contributed to the project.
  • Include one of the following with your submission:
  • Pictures
  • Screenshot
  • Videos
  • View full rules

    Judges

    Lyndsey Harris

    Lyndsey Harris
    Kennedy Krieger Institute

    Judging Criteria

    • Main Criteria
      Is it original? Does it meet a need? How does it look? Does it work?