touch2see obtains government sponsorship
touch2see is proud to announce that it has received sponsorship from the French Ministry of Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games for its device enabling the visually impaired to follow the progress and intensity of a match or sporting event.
Photo taken at the France-Italy match during the Rugby World Cup at Groupama Stadium, October 6, 2023.
On this Friday, December 22, 2023, the Ministry of Sports and Olympic and Paralympic Games, under the leadership of Minister Amélie OUDÉA-CASTÉRA, has expressed its support and interest in touch2see’s mission to offer match monitoring to people with visual impairments thanks to our technological solution: a touch tablet with automated narrative audio description.
This official recognition from the highest levels of government marks a significant step forward for touch2see, underlining the trust placed in our project and our shared commitment to innovation in the service of inclusion in sport.
A proven commitment
Our career has been marked by a series of contributions to the world of sport. From LFP matches for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 to coverage of the Rugby World Cup qualifying rounds, we have been able to demonstrate the effectiveness and relevance of our technology in making sports monitoring more accessible.
This practical experience has enabled us to fine-tune our solution to meet the specific needs of visually impaired users. The positive feedback we have received from users, sports organizations and partners has reinforced our determination to persevere with our mission.
By working closely with major players in the world of sport, we have gained an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with accessibility in sport. Our commitment is not limited to creating an innovative tablet, but also extends to working closely with the visually impaired community and sporting bodies to ensure an enriching and inclusive experience for all.
The sponsorship opportunity
This sponsorship goes beyond simple recognition of our project. It gives us the means to realize our vision on a larger scale, and to broaden our relationships to help make sport more accessible to all.
In this quest for universal accessibility, one of our objectives is to make sports monitoring accessible for the different disciplines, thus promoting total inclusion and enabling everyone to fully enjoy the excitement and passion inherent in each sport.
We’ll soon be able to embark on an industrialization phase for our tablets to extend their use to future events, pushing back the boundaries of accessibility and inclusion for the blind and visually impaired.