Reviewed Launches AccessABILITY Awards Honoring the Best in Accessible Design
The AccessABILITY Awards Recognize the Top Products for Consumers with Disabilities
MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Reviewed, USA TODAY’s consumer product review brand, part of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is launching the first-ever AccessABILITY Awards to honor the top products designed for consumers with disabilities. Highlighting eight winning products, Reviewed will present the inaugural AccessABILITY Awards as part of the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show’s (CES) official programming on Friday, January 6 at 12:30 p.m. PT in the Las Vegas Convention Center Grand Lobby.
The AccessABILITY Awards presentation will include a live panel discussion led by Reviewed Accessibility Editor Sarah Kovac, Reviewed Editor in Chief David Kender and representatives from select winning brands. This impactful conversation will explore accessible product innovation, highlighting industry trends and leaders in this space.
“After launching the dedicated Accessibility category a year ago, we are excited to continue expanding Reviewed’s coverage in this important vertical with the AccessABILITY Awards to recognize the distinguished products making a difference for this community,” said Reviewed Accessibility Editor Sarah Kovac, an award-winning author and speaker living with dexterity issues caused by arthrogryposis. “The AccessABILITY Awards serve as a new platform to spotlight the products and brands that uniquely enable this community and offer an element of much-desired independence.”
Reviewed’s team of journalists and lab techs tests thousands of consumer products each year. The breadth and depth of that collective expertise grants a unique insight into the impact of accessible design. Winners of the AccessABILITY Award were those products that excelled in improving the lives of the disabled and aging communities.
“We always look forward to CES to see the innovation across new products and are thrilled that with each new year, brands are displaying a greater focus on accessibility,” said David Kender, Reviewed Editor in Chief. “Reviewed’s new AccessABILITY Awards are a testament to the necessary category growth, and by honoring these products we hope to continue inspiring the industry to focus on this community.”
2023 AccessABILITY Award winning brands include:
- Rendever – Virtual Reality (VR) platform with minigames tailored to the aging community
- Biped – Smart driving technology for people with visual impairment
- Beeyonder – Virtual global tour platform for those unable to travel
- Samsung – Relumino VR technology uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enable better visuals
- Badger – Smart badge translates speech to text in real time
- Nest Care, Inc. – Toothpaste-storing-and-dispensing toothbrush
- Lexie Powered by Bose – State-of-the-art hearing aids powered by Bose
- Wisear – Smart sensory activated earbuds
As part of Reviewed’s CES coverage, the annual Editors’ Choice Awards also highlights the many products unveiled at the show that excel in innovation, core technology, design, and/or value.
Reviewed’s Accessibility section represents Gannett’s continued commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity efforts. To learn more about Reviewed’s Accessibility coverage, visit reviewed.com/accessibility.
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