CBM reaches finals of Cambridge Digital Awards 2016

Posted on: Monday, 17th October, 2016

The Humanitarian Hands on Tool (HHOT) aids life-saving relief to people with disabilities in disaster scenarios

CBM, together with digital marketing agency Studio 24, have been announced as one of the finalists of the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016 in the mobile app category for the Humanitarian Hands on Tool (HHOT).

The Humanitarian Hands on Tool (HHOT) is a custom mobile app developed by CBM and designed by Studio 24 and provides practical, step-by-step guidance for emergency workers in disaster situations to ensure that their relief efforts are accessible to people with disabilities, older people, pregnant women and children.

When disasters strike, people with disabilities are often among the worst affected and the last to receive help. With 1 in 7 individuals living with some form of disability worldwide (80% of those living in developing countries), a large number of people are missing out on life-saving relief services like food, shelter or medical support.The Humanitarian Hands on Tool (HHOT) aids life-saving relief to people with disabilities in disaster scenarios

Kirsty Smith, CBM UK Chief Executive said, “We are thrilled to have been nominated as a finalist in the mobile app category for the Cambridge digital awards. We are extremely proud of this new app which will help disabled people access life-saving relief services during emergencies. This nomination is a great tribute to our highly committed staff around the world and the fantastic Studio 24, without whom none of this would be possible.”

The Humanitarian Hands on Tool (HHOT) will be available to download by the end of 2016.

The Cambridgeshire Digital Awards was set-up to promote and recognise the online achievements of businesses, charities and schools from across the county. The judging panel, made up of digital experts, the media, sponsors and executives from a number of internationally recognised businesses including Sky Sports will decide the winners.

The winners will be announced at the award ceremony, which will be held at the Cambridge Belfry, in Cambourne on 24th November.

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