Social Entrepreneur Series - Navigating World Wide Web with voice [Education and Learning]
Social Entrepreneur - Sunny Cheung
In a fast-paced city, computers are indispensable to our work and learning. Unfortunately, some persons with disabilities encounter difficulties in using a keyboard and a mouse due to limited muscle control and coordination.
Sunny, a cerebral palsy patient, is only capable of typing with one finger since his physical mobility is one-fifth of that of other people. Admitted to university, he realised that his typing speed lagged behind others, which greatly impacted his time management in examinations. To overcome this obstacle, he developed a software programme - CP2Joy by combining a joystick and a voice recognition tool. With this programme, he could give vocal commands to control the computer by sounding the 5 vowels ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’ and ‘u’. Sunny hopes that the design would benefit disabled persons by facilitating their learning and exploration of the Internet world while boosting their productivity.
Persons with disabilities use vocal commands to explore the Internet, crossing the digital chasm.
Innovative Venture - CP2Joy System
The innovative venture mentioned above is funded by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund and assisted and supported by the Fund’s intermediaries in project implementation. The details of the innovative venture are as follows:
Service nature: Education and Learning
Beneficiary group: Persons with Disability
Project type: Prototype
Intermediary Programme: Impact Incubator
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What is Social Entrepreneur Series?
Stories of how other social entrepreneurs aspired to start their own business might facilitate your social innovation and entrepreneurship exploration.
A series of social entrepreneur stories will be featured and categorised into six sub-series: Education and Learning, Job Training and Opportunities, Community Participation, Healthcare, Food and Transport. What you are going to read are stories of social entrepreneurs taking forward the startup projects that help themselves and others.