“Randria’s Story” Named As Winner of Two W3 Awards

Randria’s Story, an immersive VR/360° video telling the story of what it’s like to live with cataract blindness, was recently named as a winner of two W3 Awards for creative excellence on the web. Out of thousands of entries, HelpMeSee’s unique video was selected as a Gold Award winner for Online Video by a Non-Profit also for a Silver Award in the Public Service category.

The W3 Awards are presented each year to a range of creative and marketing professionals, including recognitions for websites and online marketing in addition to online videos. This year’s awards were selected from over 5000 entries and were judged by media and marketing professionals from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts’ (IAVA) invitation-only panel.

“We were once again blown away at the creativity and quality of this year’s entrant. As our connected world continues to expand in new and exciting ways, our winners are a true testament to the power of Web creativity around the globe.” said Linda Day, the director of the IAVA.

The winning video, which follows the story of one of HelpMeSee’s patients and their family in Madagascar, which was filmed using a cutting-edge 360° video camera in early 2016, was released on multiple platforms in May 2016 and has since been viewed over 60 thousand times on Facebook. The 360° film is best viewed using a VR headset such as Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard viewers, but can also be viewed in your browser or using your smartphone.

Watch HelpMeSee’s W3 Award winning video for yourself by clicking the play button below:

and read about Randria’s Story along with dozens more patient stories right here on our website.