The team here at Transreport are thrilled to announce that we were officially named as finalists in the ‘Inclusivity’ category at the 2023 Apple Design Awards. Being nominated for this award is an honour in itself and a testament to all the hard work that our team has put into the development of the Passenger Assistance app. We are so proud and honoured to have been nominated in this category alongside so many other great apps. To discover the rest of the categories in this year’s awards and to find out more about our fellow finalists, head over to Apple’s official website. 

We want to take this opportunity to thank Apple for acknowledging our continued efforts on our app’s impact on improving accessibility. This nomination is not just an achievement for our team, it’s a celebration of the power of inclusive design in the tech industry. The inclusivity category is about creating a great experience for all by supporting people from a diversity of backgrounds, abilities, and languages. 

What is the Passenger Assistance app, and what does it do? Our team believes that everyone should be able to travel spontaneously and have the independence and flexibility they desire. That’s why we created the Passenger Assistance app, a bridge to simplify assisted travel. We developed a travel app for disabled and older people that allows users to easily request and book assistance for rail journeys. This recognition by Apple serves as a powerful affirmation of our team’s collective efforts and the impact that our app has had in creating a meaningful product that resonates with our users. 

We would like to say a huge congratulations to our fellow nominees and those nominated in all other categories and a huge congratulations to Universe — Website Builder by Universe Exploration on winning the award in our category! Becoming a finalist is a huge achievement and a significant milestone on our journey. While it is called the ‘Design’ award, it’s essential to recognise that design encompasses much more than just visual elements. It encompasses concepts, mentality, user experience, code, and so much more.

Our team are currently at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Our Accessibility and Inclusion manager, Emma, has her assistance dog Luna who is pictured above.