Shaping The Future Of Ability-Centered Algorithms & Policies

Bringing nations, cities and sovereign funds to embrace algorithms and environments, addressing spectrums, ability, cognitive, sensory and experiential differences

Appearances and ecosystems

Recent publications

WEF Agenda: How cognitive diversity in AI can help close the disability inclusion gap

Forbes Tech Council: Algorithmic Diversity. Mitigating AI Bias And Disability Exclusion

OECD: AI Act and disability-centred policy: how can we stop perpetuating social exclusion?


Algorithmic Spectrum statement

At least 1 in 6 people living with one or more neurological conditions, 1 in 7 are neurodivergent, 1 in 4 adults — suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. All of these differences are connected to the spectrum of ability and comorbidity, sensibility, physical and tactile experiences, visual and color experiences, differences in the systems of learning, memorizing, systemizing, and empathizing.

These “invisible disabilities” lead to the biggest level of social exclusion, isolation and rejection across all conditions and states. Unemployment among those with autism is approximately 85%, severe mental health disorders – 68%-83%, Down syndrome – 43%. Social, economic and environmental parameters add even more criteria to this analysis that are distributed across different social layers, subgroups, communities.

How can we co-create nations, cities and ecosystems accordingly?

Explore the overview document.


Algorithms & cities

Our upcoming work “Algorithmic Spectrum: Building Cities, Policies  & Algorithms Centering Sensory & Cognitive Accessibility

  • National AI acts, ability & human centricity
  • Aligning algorithms, sensory & cognitive diversity
  • Assistive technology, modular systems and adoption
  • Workplace and labor access
  • Open source diversity data
  • Cognitive cities and networks
  • Social companions, emotions, experiences
  • Accessibility and evolving knowledge frameworks
  • Policing, misuse, autonomous and high risks systems
  • Mitigating ability bias and exclusion
Coming Soon



Policies & letters

Algorithmic policy aims to both empower and regulate the development of technologies, including adaptive, assistive, learning and city solutions, providing rules and guidelines on how different stakeholders can come together in order to build human-centered ecosystems. In particular, Yonah and allies work on policy suggestions, frameworks and letters addressing research, evaluation, aspects of safety, privacy, fairness, accountability, transparency and other human-centricity criteria.

Public letter  addressing cognitive diversity and AI Act

Commentary to accessible research

Commentary to accessible evaluation


Allies & projects

On behalf of our allies, we’ve contributed to accessibility city and national projects, hackathons and challenges, working groups, ethics frameworks and policies, spaces, festivals and cultural projects to advance this mission further.

Publications & articles

WEF Agenda: How cognitive diversity in AI can help close the disability inclusion gap
Unemployment among people with disabilities is as high as 80% in some countries, making them among the most marginalized groups when it comes to work. Those who are employed often face unequal hiring and promotion standards, unequal pay for equal work, and occupational segregation, which makes it difficult to close the disability inclusion gap. Indeed, the cost of excluding people with disabilities represents up to 7% of the GDP in some countries.
Forbes Tech Council: Algorithmic Diversity. Mitigating AI Bias And Disability Exclusion
Similar to how AI systems may discriminate against people of a particular origin or skin tone, systems such as computer vision, facial recognition, speech recognition and hiring or medical platforms may discriminate against individuals with disabilities. Facial differences or asymmetry, different gestures, gesticulation, speech impairment or different communication styles may lead to inaccurate identification or discrimination.

Media & appearances

WISE24 June 19

Zinc Mission 3 June 24

Conception X June 25

StartEd July 15

500 Startups Talk July 23

Zinc Mission 3 July 30

ALA Aug 25

Techstars Summit Sep 1

StartEd Sep 2

We Need A Change Sep 5

Data Ethics For All Sep 17

Ada Lovelace Hackathon Oct 10

Talk With Sophie Baron Oct 13

A2i Dyslexia Oct 14

Future Hub Oct 15

Bridge For Billions Oct 26

MIT Hack For The Future Nov 8

Teens In AI Podcast Nov 12

Talent Hack – AI & Blockchain Nov 15

Design The Future Nov 19

Insead Indevor Postponed

Boundless Nov 25

Horasis Asia Meeting Nov 30

500 Startups South Korea Dec 2

SEF Dec 5

Blockchain Israel Dec 7

AI Summit New York Dec 9

FemTech Dec 15

Way Davos Dec 19

Women Think Tank Dec 23

Tech For Disability Jan 14

Young Founders Summit Jan 16

Disability Tech UK Feb 10

Digital AI Conclave Feb 10

Are You A Robot Feb 26

MozFest Mar 8

CreAItivity Mar 13

Entrepreneurship Ethics Mar 15

Horasis AI Mar 18

Artificial Intelligence EU Mar 25

SparkFest Mar 30

MEET Apr 11

Futures Lab Apr 20

Rethinking Economics Apr 22

Lebanon IoT & AI May 4

World Humanitarian Forum May 19

Datalift May 28

Internet Freedom June 3

Women In AI June 4

RightsCon June 7

WomenTech June 8

Wonder Women Tech LatinX June 10

Dublin Tech Summit June 17

IWIB June 18

ML Innovation June 22

EU Tech Chamber July 8

Human Rights Copenhagen Aug 17

Pondering AI Sep 1

Times Higher Education Sep 3

Tech London Advocates Sep 21

AI Summit London Sep 23

Diversity In Tech Awards Oct 1

Women in IT Oct 13

She Loves Tech Oct 13/16

FWD 50 Nov 2

Women In Tech Nov 3

Women Of Mena Tech Nov 4

AWE US 2021 Nov 9

AI World Congress Postponed

Formwelt Nov 13

Girlscript Summit Nov 15<

Responsible AI Dec 7

ML Con Berlin Dec 7/8

Cognitive AI Postponed

AI Asia Conference Postponed



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