SociAbility in the Press

 

 
Thumbnail of Oxford Mail article, 20 June 2019.

THE Oxford MAIL, 20 June 2019

Access app helping Oxford’s disabled wins £25,000 prize

A MOBILE app which lists venues and features information on accessibility has won a £25,000 development prize. The SociAbility App is the brainchild of former Oxford University student Matt Pierri. It aims to make going out and socialising easier for people with access needs…

 
 

 
 

SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, 18 JUNE 2019

Oxford alum wins £25,000 award for venue accessibility app

A mobile app which aims to empower greater social inclusion through better access information for social venues has been named the winner of the 2019 Skoll Venture Awards, winning £25,000. The SociAbility App is the brainchild of Oxford alumnus, Matt Pierri.

 
 
 

Screenshot of University of Oxford news story about SociAbility launch in June 2019.

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, 14 JUNE 2019

Oxford Scholar launches SociAbility: Empowering social inclusion through access information

On Tuesday 11 June, Oxford alumnus Matt Pierri launched SociAbility - a mobile app that makes it easy to find detailed access information for social venues and shops in Oxford. Through better access information, SociAbility empowers people with access needs to spend more time with their friends, families and loved ones.


 
 
 
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THE MORNING ADVERTISER, 24 May 2019

New app will provide detail on city pubs’ accessibility

A university student is developing an app that will bring together information on the accessibility features of pubs, restaurants and cafés in Oxford. Student Matt Pierri said the idea came about as a combination of his experiences as a wheelchair user in the city…

 
 

 
 
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ITV NEwS, 24 April 2019

New accessibility app to launch in Oxford

A lack of disabled toilets in venues can be a real challenge for people with mobility problems. But those days could be over thanks to a new app designed to make going out and socialising easier. The Sociability App, which launches in June, is the creation of Oxford University student Matt Pierri.…

 
 
 

 
 
Thumbnail of BBC News article, 16 April 2019.

BBC NEwS, 16 April 2019

App crowdsources info to help disabled access Oxford venues

An Oxford student has launched an app crowdsourcing information to show the accessibility of social venues. Wheelchair-user and entrepreneur Matt Pierri says the idea comes from his own experience of Oxford. He said his app fills an "unmet need" to help disabled people find out if a venue is accessible…