Many problems are related to inequality of people's access to information, opportunities, and resources. The aim of philtech solutions is to reduce this inequality. For example, people with
hearing and speech impairment cannot get services on an equal basis with the others, as communication is difficult for them. A technological solution has been proposed by the Surdo
Online startup, a finalist of the accelerator's first wave. The team created a cloud service for online sign language interpretation. Any entity – a store, a drugstore, a railway station, an outpatient hospital – can connect to the service from a standard tablet and, thus, to interact with people who have hearing or speech impairments.