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I'm trying to improve the lives of people with disabilities by developing more accessible digital products
I'm trying to improve the lives of people with disabilities by developing more accessible digital products. Thank You to everyone that supported my kickstarter.
I'm trying to improve the lives of people with disabilities by developing more accessible digital products. Thank You to everyone that supported my kickstarter.
55 backers pledged £2,848 to help bring this project to life.

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Lets all share our digital world!

For many, the digital world (or just turning on a computer) can be a daunting prospect; but imagine what it's like for those with a visual impairment.

I understand what that feels like, having a visual impairment of my own! I set up Insite to build accessible digital products that allow everyone to engage in our digital world equally.… regardless of ability.

It's been a constant yet rewarding struggle to build my business but I am committed to improving digital accessibility. Now I need YOUR help.

Hi, I'm Shaun!

I'm a freelance, visually impaired web developer.

I was born with a rare condition that meant I had cataracts on both my eyes.

I didn't know it then but my life was never going to be easy.

It has stopped me from being able to drive and I have had to learn strategies to cope with daily living tasks; but I've never let it beat me. 

I don't want disabilities to beat other people either.

What is Insite?

Insite is my personal journey - my life challenge.

It's myself and some talented friends and colleagues. We will help third sector organisations build disability-friendly products and websites as well as software.

We also work with mainstream companies to spread the word about accessible design and optimise their own products. I learnt how to code and build accessible websites and now I want to work with companies to educate them about the importance of building accessible websites.

This will benefit people with visual impairment (VI) and other disabilities when using the digital space.

How can YOU help?

I need to raise £2500, which when added to my own funds will buy bespoke computer hardware; items that will make me more productive and therefore make digital accessibility in the third sector a reality for many.

The kit I need includes a specialist screen, computer and accessories designed specifically for those with visual impairment. It also includes software that will help me get the most from the hardware and work efficiently to create powerful solutions for the third sector.

I have cut out all other unnecessary expenditure from my life and worked tirelessly to build a business that pays its own way. Your contribution will go directly towards things that will make all the difference; not business overheads.

I will use my experience, specialist knowledge and intelligent design to combine beauty with accessibility:" a beautiful web should also be accessible."

What are the issues?

What will we do?

I'll work with a small team of talented coders, designers and do'ers to create inspired products that enrich the digital lives of those with disabilities, so that they can engage in a part of our world that most people take for granted.

Intuitive layouts, great UX, cross platform responsive design. These will be our watchwords.

A Real Life Story 

Other Ways You Can Help

If you like our project but can't contribute, please consider sharing it using the share buttons under the video with your friends and family. This will help us to spread the word and make a difference!

Stretch Goals

If your generosity exceeds the £2500 figure we have a number of exciting stretch goals to push towards. 

These include bringing other talented people on board to help us work on a number of projects. These include:

Rewards

We hope that you can see what a brilliant project this is; but we don't expect you to just give us your money for nothing! We have designed a couple of special limited edition products that we will send winging their way to you with our thanks.

 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Risks and challenges

It has taken months of planning, design and development to get to the point of launching our kickstarter campaign. We have invested our own money and time because we believe in it – we hope you can share that belief.

All of our rewards are tokens of our appreciation for your support and have been designed in house. They are costed, we have manufacturers in place, all barring final touches and tweaks (which we will work through with our manufacturing partners when we reach our funding goal).

This should take approximately 3 weeks from funding. We will then produce, pack and ship your rewards.

You will be kept informed every step of the way.

*Please note* people paying in US Dollars are not having to pay more for a reward than those paying in British Pounds.

These are equivalent amounts (£1 is equal to about £1.60 depending on the exchange rate at the time and vice versa)!

£1 = $1.60
£5 = $8
£10 = $16
£25 = $40
£50 = $80
£85 = $135
£100 = $160
£150 = $239
£200 = $320
£250 = $399
£500 = $799
£650 = $1038
£1,000 = $1,600
£2,000 = $3,196

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    Pledge £3 or more About $5

    A BIG SKYPE THANK YOU CALL!

    Get involved - We’ll call for a quick Q&A session, let you know what we’re up to and discuss INSITE.

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    A BIG SOCIAL MEDIA THANK YOU!

    We'll post an extra special thank you on your social media account (facebook, twitter, instagram)

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    Pledge £10 or more About $15

    THANK YOU CARD!

    We'll send you a very special little thank you card to keep on your fridge/sideboard to remind you what a nice person you are.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $38

    'RAVIN' GLASSES

    These strictly limited edition laser cut card glasses were designed just for this campaign and will be available in a choice of colours.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $76

    'WOODY' CLOCK

    Designed just for this campaign, this 300mm Laser cut & engraved clock won't look out of place on even the most stylish of walls!

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    Pledge £85 or more About $129

    AMERICAN APPAREL™ INSITE HOODIE

    A fitted, sporty unisex hoodie featuring a graphic print of the INSITE eye. Available in either blue or white with reverse coloured print.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $152

    'HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS' WEB HOSTING

    We will setup & host your existing website on our own Virtual Private Server (VPS). Great value and ideal for personal and small business sites.

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    Pledge £200 or more About $303

    THE CAMPAIGN WEBSITE SPECIAL

    We will customize a word-press template of your choice, to use for yourself or your business.
    (details to be discussed)

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    Pledge £250 or more About $379

    THE TALK

    Shaun will come and talk to your organization, business or school/uni about his journey; how visual impairment & disabilities effect everyday life; the challenges they throw up and how you can overcome them.

    He will also talk about eye health/care and the importance of looking after your eyes throughout your life. Shaun will bring a power-point presentation and have a Q&A session at the end.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $758

    OUR SPECIAL KICKSTARTER OFFER

    Give your own kickstarter Campaign
    a boost with help from INSITE!
    With awesome Design, Branding and a customised HTML5 website.

    Add £450 for professional video production.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,517

    ACCESSIBILITY INSITE CONSULTATION

    Shaun will meet with you for a 1 to 1 consultation to discuss the accessibility of your own website in terms of the 1 billion people with disabilities who could use it. I'll write and deliver a report based on this and recommend changes you could make to get the most out of it.

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    Pledge £2,000 or more About $3,034

    I will come and spend 3 days with you and your team to show you what needs to be implemented onto your website to allow people with disabilities can navigate and potentially buy your service or products. I will consult with you about your business in general, not just your website, and will give you 3 days of phone support following the visit.

    I'll write and deliver a report recommending changes you could make to ensure you get the most from this reward. Finally, you'll get an Insite clock for your office as an extra token of our thanks!

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Funding period

- (40 days)