Go Genie is a “a one stop shop to find access information online” which will put “disabled people, their families, carers and friends at it’s heart”. It’s produced by campaigning website Pesky People who have just received funding from the NESTA Reboot Britain programme. As a result they are seeking web developers who can realise their vision for the site, taking the best of digital, social media and social networking and making it useful for disabled people.
For more information about the opportunity for developers see here. The deadline for tenders received is midnight Monday 25th April 2011.
Fierce Earth have always been interested in how digital technology can increase participation and accessibility, themes that we’ve explored in the past with Metapod Connect, a course in social media for arts organisations. Go Genie is an exceptional example of the type of project which will really make a difference and we’re delighted to see it develop with this additional funding. We are also very glad to be able to announce another Metapod Connect course will be starting in late June.