Alumnus launches app to help accessibility

Matthew Pierri (MPP 2016) created SociAbility, an app which crowdsources information about venue accessibility. The app is designed to make it easier to find out which pubs, cafes, bars, and restaurants are accessible. The app provides details such as the number of steps, if a ramp is available, how wide the doors are, or how big the bathroom is at a particular venue.

Matthew was named as winner of the Skoll Centre Awards 2019 as a result of his work. Run by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, the annual awards - which see the winner receiving a grant of £25,000 - give financial support to fledgling social enterprises that have been started by University of Oxford students and alumni.

Updated July 2019