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ABU Member AttitudeLive of New Zealand won 2015 World Summit Award Contest, an innovative New Zealand web platform, which focuses on sharing real stories and information about living with disability and chronic health, has won a hotly contested World Summit Award (WSA).

Launched in September 2013, is known to be an accessible web design, including closed captioning for mobile, tablet and desktop devices, audio descriptions for most of the latest documentaries and a dyslexic-friendly font option. beat competition from entries from 86 countries to win the “inclusion and empowerment” category in the United Nations-based awards.  More importantly, “AttitudeLive” was selected by the WSA Grand Jury as “best and most innovative Digital Innovation with high impact on society 2015”.

Robyn Scott-Vincent, Attitude’s Founder and CEO, says the award highlights the value that is delivering and is an acknowledgement from an international coalition of technology experts that indicates the capacity for growth in this sector.

WSA chairman Peter A. Bruck points out that the awards recognise innovation of tomorrow already today. “To drive meaningful and relevant digital technology, you have to connect people,” he says.