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HumanWare have succeeded in developing digital technologies that assist individuals with blindness, low vision, and learning disabilities. HumanWare solutions aim to equip users with the independence to function and participate effectively within a social and economic environment.

Edit Microsystems have been appointed as the exclusive distributor for HumanWare in South Africa. Using HumanWare products, Edit Microsystems are implementing several life-changing projects for learners with blindness and low vision across the country.  Visit our Projects page to learn more about the eBraille Project.

HumanWare have achieved worldwide recognition and received multiple awards for the success of their products.

2013

•         HumanWare wins prestigious Silmo d’Or Award for its new Prodigi Personal Vision Assistant

•         HumanWare Wins CNIB Accessible Technology Award

2006

•         ANZ Canterbury Export Awards: Finalist, Exporter of the Year

2005

•         BHTA Independent Living Design Awards: Best Product & Design – BrailleNote PK & GPS

•         Silmo D’Or Award: Low Vision Equipment – myReader

•         Supreme Allied Telesyn New Zealand Hi Tech Award – Company of the Year

•         Allied Telesyn New Zealand Hi Tech Awards – Electronics Company of the Year

•         Champion Canterbury Supreme Award

•         Champion Canterbury Awards: Champion Global Operator (med/large)

•         Best Design Awards: Finalist, Consumer Product Category – PocketViewer

2004

•         New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Export Award – Information and Communications Technology Exporter of the    Year

•         Best Design Awards: Winner, Consumer Product Category – myReader

 2003

•         Champion Canterbury Awards: Champion Innovator

•         American Chamber of Commerce Supreme Award

•         American Chamber of Commerce Business Awards: Exporter of the Year to the USA – Services and Technology

•         CNIB Winston Gordon Award

•         Trade New Zealand Export Award – Information, Communications Technology Exporter of the Year

•         New Zealand Foundation for Research, Science Technology – Highly Commmended

2002

•         Westpac New Zealand Hi Tech Excellence Awards Hi-Tech Exporter of the Year

•         Westpac New Zealand Hi Tech Excellence Awards Electronic Company of the Year

•         Deloitte / Unlimited Magazine: Fast 50 Award

•         Asia-Pacific Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Technology: Fast 500 Award

•         Best Design Awards: Finalist, Design-Led Business

•         Trade New Zealand Export Award

2001

•         New Zealand Foundation for Research, Science Technology: Innovative Technology Award

•         UK Independent Living Design Award

•         American Chamber of Commerce: Finalist, Exporter of the Year to the USA, New Innovative Products

•         Deloitte / Unlimited Magazine: Fast 50 Award

2000

•         HiTech Excellence Award: BrailleNote

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