Outware and Consumer Affairs at ACCAN Awards(Picture: Roz Howe from Consumer Affairs Victorian receiving the prize from Ron McCullum)

Last night we attended the awards ceremony for the 2015 ACCAN Apps for All Challenge, which are being held as part of the ACCAN National Conference (Dollars and Bytes Conference).  We had two apps (ANZ Grow and RentRight) shortlisted for the Mainstream Mobile App category, and are incredibly proud to announce that RentRight won!

As well as winning the award with Consumer Affairs Victoria, we were lucky enough to hear an inspirational address from Prof. Ron McCallum (AO  & Emeritus Professor at The University of Sydney) who is visually impaired.  Ron described a typical day in his life, specifically outlining all the activities that he is now able to do independently through the assistance of “his wonderful smartphone and some really amazing apps”.

It was a great opportunity to reflect on what an incredibly positive impact that apps really do make on people’s lives, which is something that makes us feel privileged to be a part of this industry working with great clients on great apps that make a difference.

Congratulations to everyone who contributed to this project and all the other winners (NRS app, Thread, and Rapitap)! It’s been a great reminder to ensure we always think, talk, and take action on accessibility!

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