Thursday June 4, 2020

Opening up the world for people with disabilities

31st March, 2019
Donal McClean, chief operations officer, Matthew McCann, chief executive officer and Ciara Moran, chief product officer, Access Earth Pic: Maura Hickey

Entrepreneur Matt McCann is harnessing technology to help make the world a more accessible place for people with physical disabilities.

McCann established Access Earth in October 2015 with co-founders Ciara Moran and Donal McClean. McCann, who has cerebral palsy and uses a rollator to get around, came up with the concept on the back of his own disappointing experience booking hotel accommodation in London during the 2012 Paralympic Games.

“I had booked a hotel that said it...

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