USC team is Accenture comp finalist

From left: Menard Baquiano (Accenture mentor), Clyde Go, Rannzel Dwayne Tongco, Danielle Ann Piamonte, Erl Joshua Arcenal, Jeremiah Valero Jr.

Team AID 2.0 of the USC Department of Computer Science and Information Science made it to the finals of Accenture’s “Program the Future Challenge 2018.” This was announced last July 28, 2018 at the Cebu Grand Convention Center.

The program started with a Design Thinking Workshop on May 12, where the participants underwent the ideation process. They were made to submit their entries on June 22 and the kickoff event took place on June 30 where the accepted entries were proclaimed. Representatives from Accenture mentored the students for four weeks.

Team AID 2.0’s project is an innovation called “Tactus” which is a portable, wearable, and affordable device to help the blind experience and expand the world they live in by providing them with the ability to “read” by converting text to Braille and providing feedback to their fingers.

The group with compete with other entries from Luzon and Visayas on August 18, 2018 at the Accenture Liquid Laboratory in Taguig City.

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