I work with a community that has a sexual assault rate of over 90% throughout their lifetime. Although tech can’t completely solve this massive problem, the industry can help give the Intellectual and Developmental Disability (I/DD) community the tools and education they need to advocate for themselves and ensure their own safety—even if some of these tech companies don’t even know they are doing so.
This is a really neat piece of tech to give people a discreet way to reach out for help during difficult or dangerous situations. Thanks for sharing!
Do you have any thoughts on what a solution to phones needing to be in range might look like? Perhaps, with satellite internet becoming more reliable this could be a possibility?