The MaRS and CIBC Inclusive Design Challenge: Access to Work
SPOT is breaking down barriers to employment through mobile-app technology that turns unfilled job opportunities into gig-economy opportunities. Through the MaRS and CIBC Inclusive Design Challenge, SPOT will be adding filters to our Gig Opportunities so that jobs can be flagged as accessible for a wide range of disabilities. SPOT’s opportunities do not require commitments and allow for flexible schedules which we identify as two major factors preventing any person with a disability from participating in the labour force when they are feeling able and willing to work. SPOT’s mobile accessibility, flexibility and new inclusive app design made possible by MaRS and CIBC will allow persons with disabilities greater access to employment opportunities that suit their needs, creating a higher success rate for persons with disabilities in re-entering the workforce.
You can learn more about SPOT App by reading the official Challenge Winner’s announcement.