Hacker Spot has replaced banner codes with informative messages about courses, laws and tips for the visually impaired to make it easier for the visually impaired to surf the Internet.
Lew’Lara\TBWA, in partnership with the Dorna Nowill Foundation for The Blind, created the Hacker Spot in a mission to make all content accessible and inclusive.
“It’s rewarding to be able to work with the Dorina Nowill Foundation. The Hacker Spot turned banners into radio spots, and that has made life better for visual impaired people, creating an entirely new way to communicate with these users. In the end, we found a way for radio to hack the Internet,” said Felipe Luchi, CCO and partner of Lew’Lara\TBWA, in a statement.
Typically to surf the Internet, visually impaired people use a screen reader, a piece of software that reads each item on the page out loud to the user. However, when visually impaired users come across banner ads, all they hear is computer code, a jumble of random letters and numbers.
In partnership with ad server company Predicta, the campaign’s messages were applied to the codes for the banners. With this tool, screen readers stopped reading can now broadcast messages, such as: “Hello! To contribute to the inclusion and autonomy of visually impaired people, we provide courses and rehabilitation programs, special education, employability, and access to information. Press enter to visit our website and learn more.”
At the end of the spot, by simply pressing the ‘enter’ key, the user can be directed to the foundation’s website, which is also accessible and contains all kinds of information about visual impairment as well as useful information for people who are blind or have poor vision.
CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER : Felipe Luchi
TV PRODUCER: Luzia Oliveira, Angela Felicio e Cristiane Marinari
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Juliano Ribas e Fabiano Pinel
MEDIA PLANNER: Luiz Ritton, Eduardo Shinohara, Frederico Lopes
PLANNER: Stephanie Peart
PHOTOGRAPHER: Paola Vianna
CREATIVE AGENCY: Lew’Lara\TBWA
ART BUYER: Ale Sarilho, Sabino e Caio Lobo
PROJECT MANAGER: Glaucia Montanha
MEDIA PLANNERS: Renato Pierote e Everton Maciel
CREATIVE TEAM: Felipe Pimentel, Thiago Monteiro, Cainã Meneses
CREATIVE TEAM (CONT.): Lucas Pinheiro e Fabiano Gonçalves
CLIENT SERVICING: Ricardo Barros
CLIENT SERVICE DIRECTOR: Wilson Negrini
DIGITAL PRODUCTION COMPANY
PHOTOGRAPHY: Bruno Tiezzi
MUSIC AND SOUND
EDITOR: Carla Maimoni
POST PRODUCTION / VFX
POST PRODUCTION HOUSE: Equipe Big Bonsai
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: André Cox
PRODUCER: Big Bonsai
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Tize Novaes
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Gilberto Topczewski
DIRECTOR: Felipe Briso e Rafael Terpins