FINOS Events

FINOS Events


April 24, 2023



Financial Institutions need to manage the balance between risk compliance, user experience and, accessibility inclusion when developing digital solutions (mobile, web). Web Accessibility (or e- Accessibility) pertains to the design of websites and mobile applications that do not present barriers of access to people with disabilities or disorders. The development of these digital solutions need to consider accessibility compliance along the entire production workflow from design, to development, to printing/rendering.


The purpose of this hackathon is to promote the design of accessible inclusive digital and physical financial assets and tools. Specifically:

  • Bring attention to the end-to-end collaboration challenges between designers and developers as it relates to risk compliant accessibility solutions.
  • Explore the uses cases for where accessibility inclusion is applicable to Financial Institutions.

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For Participants:

Teams of 1-4 will work over 2.5 weeks to develop end to end solutions centered around accessibility. Please see the following documents for more information:

Prizes include:

  • Cash prizes!
  • SWAG
  • Fall/Summer Internships
  • Access to FINOS collaboration spaces for incubation of ideas
  • FINOS spotlight blog post

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Important Dates/Logistics:

Hackathon Registration Opens! 20 March
Launch of Participant's Guide 14 April
Hackathon Registration Closes 21 April
Hackathon Opening Ceremony 24 April
Community Jam 25 April
Team Formation Deadline 25 April
Education Workshop 26-27 April
Mentor Office Hours 2-9 May
Project Submission Period 5-10 May
Judging 15-16 May
Closing Ceremony 18 May


#1 Atomic Accessibility Design Challenge

Gold Sponsor: Discover Financial Services

Silver Sponsor: NearForm

Bronze Sponsor: Mural

Challenge Details: Context: Given the challenges associated with risk compliance for people with disabilities (Visual, Motion, Motor, Auditory, Cognitive/Learning), Atomic Design enables designers and developers to establish a round-trip workflow process that traverses from abstract concepts to concrete details. The application of Atomic Design concepts towards the development of accessibly compliant solutions yields consistency and scalability while mitigating regulatory risk. Problem: Organize a well- rounded team that can leverage new accessibility tools to develop an end-to-end solution that explores novel applications of accessibility technologies for financial services. 

Supporting Technology: Atomic Accessibility Design Theme Builder GitHub Repo


Track 1: Design Thinking
  Gold: $3,000
  Silver: $2,000
  Bronze: $1,000

Track 2: Hack-The-Code
  Gold: $4,500
  Silver: $3,000
  Bronze: $1,500

#2 Inclusive Contracts challenge

Gold Sponsor: AXA

Bronze Sponsor: Mural

Challenge Details: Context: The use of complex language in contracts and legal text makes them difficult to understand, particularly for individuals with cognitive disabilities. Problem: To address this issue, a team needs to be created that can develop a generic solution to simplify the language used in contracts, improve their overall clarity and accessibility, and make them easier to find and understand. This solution should be flexible enough to be deployed in any infrastructure.


Track 1: Hack-the-Code
  Gold: $5,000
  Silver: $3,000
  Bronze: $2,000