Disability App Development Company announced as winner in annual Queen’s Awards
London based app development company Therapy Box was today announced as a recipient of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation) in recognition of the life changing iPad apps the team has released. Therapy Box’s apps are designed to meet the needs of people with a variety of speech and physical disabilities enabling them to communicate and be more independent.
Co-founders Rebecca Bright and Swapnil Gadgil have launched 15 apps to the market in 7 languages all within the specialist markets of disability aids, healthcare and education. The Therapy Box team travels around the UK and internationally providing training on the use of the apps in schools and hospitals.
Former NHS speech and language therapist, Rebecca Bright, works closely with customers to ensure each app helps solve a problem for people who have complex physical and communication disabilities. Swapnil Gadgil, whose former experience in his commercial role at Carphone Warehouse leads the team in delivering groundbreaking apps.
The first app Predictable has allowed people with speech disabilities resulting from motor neurone disease or cerebral palsy to be able to type their message and have it communicated to their family and friends., while their latest app, ChatAble takes symbols and photos to aid communication for children with autism.
Being recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a huge honour,” explains CEO Swapnil Gadgil, “The team here is thrilled to receive the award as it reinforces the good work we have done over the past few years in building a British tech business. Winning motivates us to continue to deliver affordable apps that make a difference to so many people with disabilities. Hearing how our apps have made someone’s life easier is the ultimate feedback”
Therapy Box is working to deliver new apps in 2014, including SmartHub – a home automation app for the disability market, which was funded via the Technology Strategy Board.
About Therapy Box
Therapy Box was founded in 2010. Based in west London, the company employs a team of young graduates who bring their energy and vision to creating apps, which have featured in the top grossing education charts in the App Store and have received international awards owing to their design and inclusivity. Therapy Box also draws on their experience and expertise to create apps for organisations within the health and education sectors.
Therapy Box has released 14 apps on iOS and Android within the Education App Store. Best seller Predictable has been awarded the Mphasis Universal Design Award and an Ericsson App Award. Co-founder Rebecca Bright was celebrated in 2013 as the winner of the NatWest Everywoman Iris Award winner. company’s ethos is to create cutting edge, affordable apps for people with disabilities.
About The Queen’s Awards
Approximately 160 Queen’s Awards have been announced this year for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development.
Winners of The Queen’s Awards can expect an invitation to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace. They can also use The Queen’s Award Emblem in advertising, marketing and on packaging for a period of five years as a symbol of their quality and success.
The awards are made annually by HM The Queen and are only given for the highest level of excellence demonstrated in each category.
To find out more about next year’s awards visit www.queensawards.org.uk