Doki Doki Inc., a voice communication platform development firm based in San Francisco, California and Tokyo, Japan, announced earlier this week that they have raised over $15,000 through their Raise Your Voice Campaign for the Stand with Austin Fund and the National Federation of the Blind of Texas.
Doki Doki issued the following press release:
Doki Doki, Inc. Announces Donation of $15,000 For the Stand with Austin Fund and the National Federation of the Blind of Texas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2020
San Francisco, CA - Doki Doki announced today that they have raised over $15,000 through
their Raise Your Voice campaign for the Stand with Austin Fund and the National Federation of
the Blind of Texas. The donation included a contribution from Subaru Holdings, a Japanese firm
working to promote the use of braille business cards.
The National Federation of the Blind is the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind
Americans. They are headquartered in Baltimore, but the NFB consists of affiliates, chapters,
and divisions in all fifty states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The National
Federation of the Blind provides advocacy services for blind adults who are experiencing issues
related to accessibility, quality training, and employment. They also advocate for the rights of
blind children in the education system and operate a scholarship program that provides
scholarships for blind students who are attending colleges or universities.
A donation will also be made to the Stand with Austin Fund which was created as a unified
place to receive charitable donations to support the individuals and small businesses most
negatively impacted by the cancellation of this year’s SXSW. The fund was created by the
Austin Community Fund to help those in the Austin community that are least able to recover on
“Members of the National Federation of the Blind of Texas really appreciate this support,” said
NFB Texas affiliate president Norma Crosby. “Our contributors help raise expectations and turn
dreams into reality for blind children and adults in Texas.”
“We want to support the blind community who have embraced Dabel as a place to talk and
make friends,” Doki Doki CEO Takahito Iguchi said. “We will continue working to make a real
impact on the lives of blind and visually-impaired people.”
Visit https://www.nfb.org/ and https://www.austincf.org/stand-with-austin/ to learn more about
About Doki Doki Inc.
Doki Doki Inc. is on a mission to erase loneliness with voice. With offices in Tokyo and San
Francisco, they have been developing voice-based communication platforms since 2016. In
2017, Doki Doki released the apps Baby and Ball, which were both innovative “voice social
networks.” The next app they released in the U.S. is Dabel, a social network for voice streaming.
On this platform, users are able to stream and connect with other users they just met, where
“conversations lead to new conversations.” Doki Doki was founded by Takahito Iguchi, who has
been a leader in the XR (Cross Reality) field, starting with the augmented reality app Sekai
Camera and in 2013, the Telepathy wearable device. Now, Iguchi leads Doki Doki in developing
products that evolve voice technology beyond the one-way communication that podcasts and
streaming apps now represent, towards a more interactive form.
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