Zero Project Conference: Penny Roberts from BankAbility

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In this interview, the hosts Steven Scott and Shaun Preece talk to Penny Roberts from Bankability.

Penny shares the inspiration behind her work, which came from her son’s fear of using online banking due to accessibility issues. The main topics discussed include the challenges faced by people with disabilities when using banking apps, the aim to create an accessible online banking platform, and the potential for collaboration with banks to integrate the technology.

Penny emphasizes the need for a customizable and accessible interface that can cater to various disabilities, such as dyslexia and vision impairment.

She also discusses the potential use of AI to enhance accessibility and the long-term goal of expanding the platform to other industries, such as healthcare and retail. Penny also highlights the potential benefits for banks in gaining new customers and the importance of finding the right investors and collaborators to support the project.