Who will be the 2023 Funcopreneur of the Year?
TorTalk is a finalist for the Funcopreneur of the Year 2023, an award instituted by Nordea to highlight entrepreneurs who uniquely contribute to inclusion. The jury consists of representatives from Nordea, Prince Carl Philips and Princess Sofias Foundation, the City of Stockholm, and The Swedish Association of Hard of Hearing People.
Here Nordea tells more Snart utses Årets Funkoprenör 2023.
What is a funcopreneur?
A funcopreneur is an entrepreneur or a company that, through its mission, promotes people’s differences and thus contributes to diversity and inclusion in business and society.
Who are the finalists for Funcopreneur of the Year?
Finalists for the Funcopreneur of the Year 2023 are TorTalk makes it easier for those who have difficulty reading by offering text-to-speech with speech synthesis, Funki Instruments who developed Funki, an instrument that anyone can play regardless of ability, and UNIQ where students with intellectual disabilities sell their own products in a webshop.
What is TorTalk?
Dyslexia is something that almost 1 in 15 people struggle with, often in silence. It is extremely draining and time-consuming for the individual in today’s information society. TorTalk has developed an app for computers and smartphones with text tracking and speech synthesis that allows a person with dyslexia to read as well as or better than average. Universities and colleges have understood this. Today, 80% of university students have free access to TorTalk. The next step is to reach out with TorTalk to the business community, where the benefits are great for individuals and companies. Imagine an employee who might increase tenfold his reading ability. Unfortunately, companies rarely offer their employees the necessary tools, and only one out of ten feel comfortable raising their dyslexia with the employer.
Thank you, Nordea!
We at TorTalk would like to thank Nordea, which actively works with diversity and inclusion and draws attention to dyslexia as a hidden disability. It hopes to inspire companies and schools to better support employees and students with reading difficulties. “Dyslexic thinking” is now a skill on LinkedIn, making it a strength.