In an era where digital transformation is pivotal, SIM Caribbean is excited to announce a new partnership with Fundashon Alton Paas, aimed at enhancing digital accessibility across the Caribbean. This collaboration is a testament to our commitment to leveraging technology for social good, especially in making digital content accessible to all.

Journey of inspiration and innovation

Our connection with Alton Paas, the driving force behind Fundashon Alton Paas, dates back over a decade when he joined SIM Caribbean as an intern. His dedication to researching and improving physical accessibility on the island laid the foundation for a future of innovation and impact. Today, we celebrate his entrepreneurial spirit and motivation that have significantly contributed to promoting inclusivity and accessibility.

Alton Paas
Alton Paas when he started his internship at SIM Caribbean, back in 2013.

ReadSpeaker: A voice for all

Central to this partnership is the integration of ReadSpeaker's text-to-speech (TTS) technology on the Fundashon Alton Paas website. This feature marks a significant step towards our goal of digital inclusivity, providing a voice to written content and making information accessible to individuals with visual impairments and other disabilities. As ReadSpeaker celebrates its 25th anniversary, we're proud to collaborate with a partner whose technology not only speaks volumes but also embodies the change we wish to see in the digital realm.

Our vision for an inclusive digital future

The collaboration between SIM Caribbean and Fundashon Alton Paas is more than just a partnership; it's a shared vision for a future where digital platforms are accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities. By harnessing the power of TTS technology, we are one step closer to breaking down barriers and ensuring that everyone can benefit from the digital world.

Looking Ahead

As we move forward, our focus remains on expanding the reach of digital accessibility. The next phase of our journey includes exploring ways to enhance TTS technology to recognize and pronounce Papiamentu, further reducing communication barriers and promoting inclusivity within the Caribbean community.

Wesley Eleonora (Director SIM Caribbean) & Alton Paas (Director Fundashon Alton Paas)
Wesley Eleonora (Director SIM Caribbean) & Alton Paas (Director Fundashon Alton Paas)

We are excited about the possibilities this partnership brings and are committed to continuing our efforts in making the digital landscape a place for everyone. Together with Fundashon Alton Paas and ReadSpeaker, SIM Caribbean is set to embark on a path of meaningful innovation and impactful change.

Join Us in Making a Difference

Experience the transformative potential of digital accessibility today. Visit Fundashon Alton Paas's website to see our collaboration in action and learn more about how we're working together to create an inclusive future for all.

About Fundashon Alton Paas

Founded by Alton Paas, Fundashon Alton Paas is a visionary organization dedicated to promoting accessibility and inclusivity across the Caribbean. Born out of Alton's personal journey and challenges following a life-changing accident, the foundation has been steadfast in its mission to advocate for individuals with physical disabilities, ensuring they have equal opportunities and access to all aspects of society.

Since its inception, Fundashon Alton Paas has embarked on numerous initiatives aimed at raising awareness, improving physical and digital accessibility, and fostering an inclusive environment for people with disabilities. The foundation's work ranges from conducting research and developing guidelines for accessibility, to organizing community events and workshops that educate and inspire action towards a more inclusive society.

With a focus on innovation and collaboration, Fundashon Alton Paas has become a leading force in the movement towards a barrier-free Caribbean, championing the rights and needs of individuals with disabilities and working tirelessly to create a world where everyone, regardless of their physical capabilities, can thrive.

Wesley Eleonora (SIM) & Alton Paas (Fundashon Alton Paas)