Our mission is to democratize access to the physical world for 2 billion people with a disability.
We're market leader in making pedestrian crossings accessible to blind and low vision pedestrians, with over 1.5 million streets crossed. Our goals goes far beyond that: helping 2 billion people with a disability explore places in the their most accessible way.
AYES was born when founders, Vincent Janssen, Willem Van de Mierop and Michiel Janssen, came together on their mission to solve the biggest barrier for people with a disability: mobility. They got inspired by a blind family relative and we're motivated to build a solution that would help him get around more easily and independently.
And so enter our mobile app oko that helps people around the world to explore new places and reach their destination in the most safe and accessible way.
Officially launched in 2021, AYES is headquartered in New York City.
Today, oko empowers blind and low vision pedestrians with independent, confident crossing at signalized intersections. With over 1.5 million street crossings, our oko app is now an essential tool for blind and low vision people.