Alternatif Bank organized a hackathon under the theme of “Disability Free Banking” on February 28-29 in collaboration with Özyeğin University. 9 teams made up of 36 members pit their project ideas against each other to make banking services accessible to all segments of society, in particular to people with disabilities. The top three teams were awarded cash prize and internships at Alternatif Bank, while two teams received jury special prize, and other participating teams were presented incentive awards. The first place winner of the Hackathon was the team Alternative Solution with their Alternative POS Device project.
Top Three Winners and Projects in Hackathon
Alternative Solution - Alternative POS Device: A POS structure that offers a safer and more conscious payment process for shoppers, especially for people with visual impairment.
Koral - A Customizable Digital Banking Experience Based on the Type of Disability: An application committed to “accessibility for everyone from anywhere anytime”, offering an accessible online banking experience which can be customized based on different types of disability with its audible, visual, and sign language options.
Bolkar - Mobile Application Audio Accessibility Interface: An easy-to-use interface for people with visual impairment and muscle diseases, integrated with a mobile banking application to enable to complete banking transactions through its touch point, audio notification, and voice input features.