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Project Team Members: Bezayit Menker

Wheelhouse is a media library and player with a highly customizable interface.

How does your project remove barriers for people with disabilities and/or aging populations?

Wheelhouse allows users to access audiovisual content in the way that best serves them. The first iteration of our app focuses on text-free access which allows users with print-related disabilities (for example, dyslexia) to have a faster and more intuitive user experience.

Where did the idea for your project come from?

Wheelhouse is the result of my master’s research project in the Digital Media program at Ryerson University.

What are the goals and objectives of your project?

The objective of Wheelhouse is to make audiovisual content accessible by allowing every user to consume it in the way that feels most natural and personal to them.

Who is the target audience for your project?

The first iteration of our app focuses on students with print-related disabilities such as dyslexia.

What did you and your team gain from being involved in the Accessibility Project?

Through our involvement in the Accessibility Project, we had the opportunity to research and develop the software with the invaluable support of a like-minded community, and to prepare for the next stages of the startup process.

What are your future plans for your project?

Going forward, we plan to secure funding and partnerships that will allow us to develop and publish our software.